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help fuel transfer problem

I put a 52gal fuel tank in the bed of my truck. I added a pump and ran a hose to the over flow on my standard tank. I have a switch in the cab to turn on the pump but the fuel gage does not move and I noticed fuel leak coming from some where. Is there something that I did wrong? If so what is the right way to transfer the fuel? thanks

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Your fuel tank on the truck is a sealed system. Depending on the pump you are using you could have diesel coming from a lot of places. Not good. You need some way to vent back to the tank in your bed. That will fix the flow but you may have other problems. Some trucks (I don't know if powerstrokes are in that list) need a certain amount of pressure and is monitored by the PCM.
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what year truck is it my 01 gauge didnt move right away when ya fillrd it up....you may need to reroute it to the fill neck...just cut the fill neck and put a peice of pipe in the middle and weld a bunge on to attach you hose..

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sorry I see the year now....since you are useing a pump I dont think the overflow tube can handle the volume of fuel you are pushing..my 2 cents..

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it is a small pump i think big d is right that i need a return vent to the tank in the bed. thanks i will try that today thanks any more info. would help too. thanks

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Just add a fuel nozzle to your tank and fill it by hand.

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i would but i dont like to stop each time i need to fill up

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i would but i dont like to stop each time i need to fill up
I think the pipe idea inline with the fill neck with a nipple on it sounds the best, but you will have to vent the second tank some how or you will never get the stock tank full.

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