05/98 F250 fuel tank capacity? 28 or 32? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-19-2009, 07:28 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 40
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
05/98 F250 fuel tank capacity? 28 or 32?

I recently purchased a early 99 F250. I got this truck with out doin much research and this truck must have been one of the first built. I have been getting 19-21 mpg which is better than i expected but was curious about the fuel capicity. I have read that these have 28 gallon tanks but the last time i filled up as soon as the fuel light came on and i put in 32.5 gallons with out over filling. Did the early 99's come with a larger tank?

Thanks
Justin
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 11-19-2009, 01:36 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: houston
Posts: 73
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
friends 01 f250 regularly fills up with 36 gal. running it almost dry, 780 miles out of a tank. my 99f350 drw takes 36 gallon and i get around 600-650 out of a tank. You may have a problem with the pickup leaving a few gallon in the bottom. there is a section at the top of this website that shows you the fix for getting the most out your tank.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 11-19-2009, 02:04 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 263
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Is yours a long bed? The shortbeds like mine have a 28 gallon tank but if you have a 8ft bed you have the bigger tank. I think its like 36 gallons
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 11-19-2009, 08:18 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: houston
Posts: 73
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
that would be it, both of ours are long beds.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 11-27-2009, 11:37 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: houston
Posts: 73
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
fuel tank capacity

i found an 01' crew cab short bed f250 7.3 the other day that has a 36 gallon tank.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 11-27-2009, 11:51 AM
Viking Heavy Diesel

 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 34'.6264 -98.4192
Posts: 20,704
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Topping off to the top of the fill neck I have squeezed 42 gallons in. It was on a bet and required a lot of rocking.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 12-02-2009, 04:48 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: northeast Iowa
Posts: 854
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
shorter wheel base trucks have the 28 gallon tank long wheel base trucks have a 39 gallon tank, it's in the owners manual under "capacities"
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 02-06-2010, 06:49 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Aurora, Colorado
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Reading this thread makes me feel a little better.. I filled up the other day after driving with the light on way longer than I should have, but I was able to nurse 40.625 gallons into her. I was thinking that the pump screwed me out of a few galons but if the capacity is 39 gal on the long beds I could see fitting another gallon or two in the filler neck.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 02-08-2010, 08:04 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Wright City, MO
Posts: 2,731
Thanks: 3
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Long beds have a 38 gallon tank, but if you take it slow while filling it up and fill it up all the way, you can easily fit in an extra 3 gallons in the tank after the pump first shuts off.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 02-09-2010, 06:26 AM
Emergency Services

 

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Beeville, TX
Posts: 1,489
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
^^^ Same goes with the "28 gallon" tank. You can really fit about 32 in there if you fill it all the way up the neck.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors