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After years of missing my 01 ccsd 7.3, I finally decided to trade in the 2011 F150 on a 2012 CCSD 6.7. I'm used to getting 550 miles per tank out of the 5.0 and when I got in my new truck at the dealership to drive off the lot (full tank) I was almost sick to see 340 something in the miles to empty screen. Granted the F150 had a 36 gallon tank and I guess I'm down to 26 or 27 in the superduty but holy cow what a difference. Guess I will be spending much more time on gas station lots. That said, man do I love this truck!
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I went with the 8' bed b/c I wanted the larger tank. I am glad I did, b/c it's really nice to have the ability to push 650+ miles over the road, and also have the 8' bed for hauling things. It's a beast.

You can upgrade tanks with a Titan or comparable aftermarket. 50 gallons!

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I didn't realize the 8 foot bed had larger tank until I got home and started researching how many miles per tank people were getting. No 50 gallon tank for me, I'm too busy to be sitting at the gas station for 2 hours waiting on it to fill up.
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It takes 4 minutes to fill My titan 50 gallon mid ship replacement Tank in my chort bed

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you spend more wasted time looking for a station and filling up more often but lesser fuel than you do pumping for a longer time less often

and cut the I can't find a diesel station pucker factor in Half

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That sounds about right, however when I run it down to 30 miles to E it will only take 20 gallons. True, it has a walnut bladder, but at least the mileage is good.

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After years of missing my 01 ccsd 7.3, I finally decided to trade in the 2011 F150 on a 2012 CCSD 6.7. I'm used to getting 550 miles per tank out of the 5.0 and when I got in my new truck at the dealership to drive off the lot (full tank) I was almost sick to see 340 something in the miles to empty screen. Granted the F150 had a 36 gallon tank and I guess I'm down to 26 or 27 in the superduty but holy cow what a difference. Guess I will be spending much more time on gas station lots. That said, man do I love this truck!
I am guessing you are getting about 15 or 16mpg? Your miles to empty is calculated, by your avg MPG. I would imagine you could see 400+ if your were averaging around 18 or 19.

Depending on how I drive, I can see between 550 and 700 miles till empty. But then Again, putting 36 gallons in at a time is scary!

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Titan 50gal tank, huge upgrade!
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I can see FMC being a PITA about an aftermarket tank if fuel system damage occurs. I understand you could fight it and that they have to prove the tank caused the issue, but it would be time consuming and expensive.

Why wouldn't Ford make the tank bigger on the SWB trucks?
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the Titan tank is the same material as OEM and the factory sender/pickup there is nothing to point at for a fuel system problem

Plus you would have the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act behind you so the only Warranty issue you could have from Ford is they won't warranty the Titan tank itself
but titan has a 5yr

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Anyone had the dealer install the Titan and cover the warranty? Wasn't there something about water leakage into the Titan tanks? If I get a SWB truck, I don't think there is a way around the fact that I'll need an aftermarket setup.
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