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Old 10-13-2007, 04:08 PM
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Titan Fuel Tank Installed - Pics

I have an 08 F-250 CC SB and I feel like I live at the fueling station, so I decided to upgrade my fuel tank. I chose the 52 gallon Titan Fuel Tank (TitanFuelTanks) which is made from cross linked polyethylene. The tank weighs ~50# empty. The install was super simple and took me about an hour. The folks at Titan were very helpful and someone always answered the phone when I called. I ordered the tank on Tuesday and it showed up 2 days later. I should get 700+ miles range with this tank when I'm unloaded and 500+ when towing.

Packaging was very good.


The tank. 52 gallons!!!


This is a shot of the sending unit opening. There are two flanges, o-rings and the tank. The tank was about 1/2" thick.


Here is a size comparison with the stock tank.


Another comparison.


And yet one more comparison from the other end.


A shot from the top.


The install was pretty simple. Remove the tank, move the sending unit to the new tank, connect the vent lines and reinstall the tank. This is what the tank looks like when it's ready to go back into the truck.


The tank hangs down about the same place as the stock tank. It is also tapered from the front to the rear and also has a slight taper in the rear. The guy at Titan said they do this so that the low fuel light will go on at the same time as it does with the stock tank.
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One other little bit of information. When I filled the tank at the fuel station the pump shutoff when it was completely full. I was only able to squeeze another 1/4 gallon into the tank. I could always pump another 4+ gallons into the OEM tank after the pump shutoff.
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does it hang lower than the stock one

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Cool deal. Would love to have something like that on my truck. I didn't see if you had a short or long box truck. How many gallons did your OEM tank hold?
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does it hang lower than the stock one
Hangs down about the same as stock. Maybe an inch lower at the most. Almost all of the additional capacity is in the front portion of the tank as you can see in the pictures.

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Cool deal. Would love to have something like that on my truck. I didn't see if you had a short or long box truck. How many gallons did your OEM tank hold?
Short box. 30 gallon OEM tank.
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Nice pics. Its already on my list.
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Did you have to reprogram your computer?? Does it calculate the "miles to empty" correctly with the added capacity?? How much $$ for the tank if you dont mind me asking?? Great pics!!
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Did you have to reprogram your computer?? Does it calculate the "miles to empty" correctly with the added capacity?? How much $$ for the tank if you dont mind me asking?? Great pics!!
I did not reprogram the computer, but I have my service guy checking to see if he has access to the fuel tank capacity code. My guess is that the code for fuel tank capacity is not something that the service department can access or modify. I'll post a response in this thread once I find out. As for calculating the miles to empty it read 389 miles after I filled the tank the first time which is obviously incorrect, but not surprising w/o a change to the computer. I have driven about 100 miles now and the gas gauge is still pegged on "Full" and the miles to empty is steadily counting down. I suspect at some point it will correct based on some change in voltage based on sending unit position, but we'll see. The tank was $1k delivered. Well worth my time not to have stop at the fuel station as frequently and have more range.
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I need one of these. My tank only holds 70L (18G).
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