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Old 03-05-2014, 01:31 PM
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Question Plumbing Aux Tank

So I picked up a 55 gallon aux tank for my truck, and I'm trying to figure out how to plumb it in to gravity feed to the stock tank. Northern tool sells a kit from RDS that has a float check valve and plumbs right in to the stock fuel filler line. My concern is that their website states that it only works on 2000 and up models for this truck. Does anyone have any experience with this kit or does anyone know if the early 99 had a different fuel filler setup? I know some of the older trucks had the vent and filler in one hose, is this the case with the e99? I don't want to buy the kit if I have to engineer the solution anyways. Thanks for looking and for the help!
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:32 PM
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I've run all my trucks like this for 20 years... 1/4" hose from the side of the L tank, weld a fitting into the filler neck and run it there. I install a valve just in case but never have any issues.
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:15 PM
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It seems like with that setup gravity would have the aux tank filling the stock tank until fuel came out the filler nozzle because the aux tank sits higher than the filler nozzle. What stops it from dumping diesel if the shut-off valve is open?
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I'm going to give it a shot like you said, but with a normally closed/energize open solenoid valve. I'm also considering running about 10 pounds of air to the top of the aux tank controlled with a regulator and a solenoid valve to speed up the transfer. Thoughts?
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