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Old 09-26-2013, 04:34 AM
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L-shaped truck bed fuel tank

A friend of mine has a L-shape truck bed fuel tank 110 gal he used for gas. He no longer needs it. Can I use it for diesel?

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Old 09-26-2013, 04:52 AM
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Is it steel or aluminum If it's steel I would get it steam cleaned first and then let it dry good.
steel or aluminum to clean it out, put 5gal of diesel in it and take it for a good drive down a bumpy road. pour diesel out and inspect if for any loose crap in the tank.
After that should be good to go.
Always run a water/ dirt filter after the pump or inline if your going to gravity feed and lock your cap to prevent theft,
Also if you put a pump on it find something that fits in the nozzle hole to prevent dirt and water from getting in and destroying your fuel system
Enjoy the extra fuel range, I wouldn't own a truck without a slip tank.
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Ive heard that for cleaning,you can throw a box of BB's in their and drive around with a little bit of fuel. I guess they will knock the junk loose.
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Diesel might be the best cause some tanks don't have a drain and most pumps have a adjustable plastic spout that is slash cut and doesn't always reach the bottom of the tank so there will always be a little bit left in there even when the pump kicks out. So if you use some other chemical to clean it and pump it out some will be left
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I have both...the 100 gal has a pump and the 50 gal is hooked to main tank [diesel].... carrying gas in these tanks in the bed of a truck is illegal [flash point]....if he had gas in there there is no reason to clean it with bb's or chemicals....it would be clean...besides you can tip it to make sure it is empty..no water remaining.
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Thanks for all the helpful responses!!

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