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Old 06-12-2010, 05:02 PM
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Default Dual Fuel tanks anyone?

Does anyone run a dual tank setup?

I'd like to put another 15-20 gallon tank in the bed by either running a fuel cell, or an aluminum fuel tank.

My question is, how can I do so?

Can I just tap it into the stock tank using proper AN fittings? Should I run one or two lines? What size line?

Should I tap into the top of it? Bottom of it? I would fill the tank in the bed, and let that top off the "stock" tank.

Before the questions roll in, as to why I want to do this the answer is.. I want to that's all. I know it gets good gas mileage I just got 360 to this last tank..
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Old 06-12-2010, 07:14 PM
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Default Re: Dual Fuel tanks anyone?

tap into bottom of new tank run that line to the filler neck of the original tank directly under where it would be upon fill up. That way it can trickle down and fill to that point? Thats what id try although most dual tank setups ive seen have one line from each tank running to a valve that you use to choose tank 1 or 2
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Old 06-12-2010, 09:53 PM
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Default Re: Dual Fuel tanks anyone?

Not sure that setup would work, I think it would end up over flowing the original tank. The only sure fire way that I know of is a t-fitting and a selector valve.. You would have to install another fuel pump as well I would think.
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Old 06-13-2010, 08:22 AM
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Default Re: Dual Fuel tanks anyone?

dang yeah i know the old dual tank f150s have a selector valve might wana look underneath one of those for ideas
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:46 AM
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Default Re: Dual Fuel tanks anyone?

how big of a tank?

in the late 80s there was a factory option for dual tanks, there was a small 13 gallon tank where the spare is now located, if you look inside your bed, there's already an indentation were the filler neck would go.

You can also fab and use a bronco II tank (23 gallons) just needs some new mounts
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Old 06-13-2010, 07:18 PM
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Default Re: Dual Fuel tanks anyone?

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how big of a tank?

in the late 80s there was a factory option for dual tanks, there was a small 13 gallon tank where the spare is now located, if you look inside your bed, there's already an indentation were the filler neck would go.

You can also fab and use a bronco II tank (23 gallons) just needs some new mounts
I'm looking at an additional 10-15g if I can..

The Bronco II tank is an option I wasn't aware of, I'll look into that for sure..
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:39 AM
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Default Re: Dual Fuel tanks anyone?

My 84 ranger has two tanks from the factory. A factory setup uses a fuel tank selector valve to switch between one tank and the other. Now if your talking about a newer ranger with fuel injection, and having two tanks, you could setup a two tank system with a selector valve, and then use one line setup if you have a non return fuel system, and have an inline walbro pump or something, and then have the selector valve before the pump. I think its 6an fittings but don't hold me too it. A 95 F250 or F150 can have a factory efi two tank setup, so you could look at the junkyard for stuff from one of them, but i personally would do it custom myself, since I think they use a vacuumn system to flip the selector. Older universal ones use one wire, power on is one tank no power its the other.
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:50 AM
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Default Re: Dual Fuel tanks anyone?

Ok, I am still very new to the truck (havent really worked on it yet). I would think if you were to put an aux tank in the bed, you need to make certain it is secured very well. On the flip side, putting another tank in the bed takes out of your bed area. would it be possible/worth it just to add a 5-10 gal slim tank under the other side of the bed? Im not sure if there is room or not... OR could you replace the stock tank (gallons ?) with say a larger one out of a broncc or f-1/2/350? just thinking.
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