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Old 01-06-2011, 01:56 PM   #43
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You can check out forums like The Diesel Stop which have a section on the new superduty. They have quite a few postings on the upgraded tank.
Yes, from what i gather everyone is going with a Titan brand tank. Close to 1200.00 dollars , though. It's a 50 gallon tank.

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Old 01-06-2011, 02:59 PM   #44
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If your starting oh wise one ,..please educate us all on other negativities,please.
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We put in a 50 gallon tank in our short bed, giving us a total of 80 gallons. What a joy - except when you go to fill up - ouch.

Sometimes I miss the real estate I had to give up, but I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
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I've noticed that the fuel gauge seems to be way too conservative. My guage said I only had 10 miles left to empty and when I filled it, it still had 5 gallons to go. Anybody else have similar experiences. I wonder if there is a way to recalibrate.
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5 gallon reserve is what I've seen mentioned in thedieselstop forum. Seems a little too much. I've found myself using the dash screen that shows gallons used.
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You can check out forums like The Diesel Stop which have a section on the new superduty. They have quite a few postings on the upgraded tank.

Great folks (just like here) over at the "Diesel Stop" - we drink lots of "Ford Flavored Kool Aid" over there and I love it...
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Old 01-08-2011, 07:17 PM   #49
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Nice looking truck. Is the 10 mpg towing or solo? I assume this is the 6.4 engine.

BTW - you may want to check the spelling in your signature.......
Thank you. It is towing. When I don't tow it's about 9.5 mpg. That truck is made to tow. Love the diesel breaks. Helps with slowing down. I will fix the signature. Lol thanks.
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18,000 miles of pure bliss here. Best decision i made in awhile... Well besides my airstream, of course.

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Latest outing with just 1,500 miles on the Superduty, we got 14mpg. While it was not in the mountains, it wasn't on flat ground either. It was a short trip, just 89 miles with the following profile:
Average grade = 2
Climbing distance equaled descending distance
Climbing elevation = 4,795 ft
Descending elevation = 5,370 ft

Don't be deceived by the Average grade. I have calculated the route from Port Jervis, NY to Jackson, OH (we are going to Alumapalooza) to be only grade 3. That is not bad considering we will be crossing the Appalachian Mountains.

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Speed really plays a factor with these trucks and mileage - it's that big sexy brick of a front end...
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I've always thought I had freed myself from the influence of commercial design, looked past it to examine the utilitarian aspects of a vehicle. But, damn, it is has a big truck look.
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I've noticed that the fuel gauge seems to be way too conservative. My guage said I only had 10 miles left to empty and when I filled it, it still had 5 gallons to go. Anybody else have similar experiences. I wonder if there is a way to recalibrate.
I don't know the new Fords, yet, but I have been running a couple of Land Rover diesels down here for several years now. From what I have heard and read, running a fuel line dry on a diesel is quite a pain in the posterior. It's not as simple as just filling the tank, starting her up and moving on. Perhaps the 5 gallon, unadvertised, reserve is a way for Ford to try to keep you from getting mad at them for what happens if you run completely out of fuel....
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I don't know the new Fords, yet, but I have been running a couple of Land Rover diesels down here for several years now. From what I have heard and read, running a fuel line dry on a diesel is quite a pain in the posterior. It's not as simple as just filling the tank, starting her up and moving on. Perhaps the 5 gallon, unadvertised, reserve is a way for Ford to try to keep you from getting mad at them for what happens if you run completely out of fuel....
I think it's more likely to just be a Ford tendency. In general it's a bad idea to run a tank nearly dry... for gasoline engines, there's an electric fuel pump in the tank that's designed to be cooled by the fuel in the tank and frequently running the tank very low will shorten the life of this pump. In diesels it can be a pain to get air out of the system once you've introduced it.

My F150 with a nominal 30 gallon tank has nearly 9 gallons in the system when the low fuel light first comes on. I didn't check the info center to see how many miles it thought it still had to empty.
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My Nissan's, Toyota's, Ford's, and Chevy's have all had at least a couple gallons left on E, even reading 0 miles to empty. My 2010 Jeep Wrangler with a 19 gallon tank reads empty with 4 gallons in the tank! (20%). The Duramax has a bleeder valve and prime procedure similar to the Fords (or at least they did, don't know about the Cummins).
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