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Fuel guage on 96 F350 doesn’t work. Truck has 2 tanks. Front tank is 18gl rear is 19gl I’ve been told. My question is can anyone tell me roughly how many miles I can roughly drive on each tank without running it out of diesel?! Really wanna avoid that lol. Thank you
 

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Can't even give a ball park estimate. Depends on too many factors, especially the truck configuration and your driving habits.

I'd troubleshoot the issue before trying to get around it.
 

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Can't even give a ball park estimate. Depends on too many factors, especially the truck configuration and your driving habits.

I'd troubleshoot the issue before trying to get around it.
I understand your logic. I’ll be looking into fixing it. I figured I could drive around 150 miles each tank and then probably fil them up again. I just want to play it safe and not run out of fuel.
 

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The issue isn't just running out of fuel and being stranded. You will suck air in to the lines and risk damaging the injectors. These things don't like being fired empty when they run dry under load.
 

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Fuel guage on 96 F350 doesn’t work. Truck has 2 tanks. Front tank is 18gl rear is 19gl I’ve been told. My question is can anyone tell me roughly how many miles I can roughly drive on each tank without running it out of diesel?! Really wanna avoid that lol. Thank you
My 97 f250 has 16 front / 18 rear tank capacities.

If I didn't know the fuel level in each tank I would be comfortable with running each tank around 200 miles.

My 97 averages 17mpg around town and 20 mpg on the highway (no towing, no hauling) FWIW

If you keep track of miles and compare to when you refill the tanks, you'll get an idea of how long you can go on each tank.
 
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I bit the bullet and had both tanks and sending units replaced a few months ago. Tanks were in bad shape and had plenty of gelled fuel, was cheaper to replace than clean. I would hate to be left stranded with a vapor locked engine, in the rain..................
 

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Thank y’all for the information!
 
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