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Old 02-13-2006, 09:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How big are my fuel tanks???

Could somebody tell me how many gallon tanks i have on a 97 longbed? Thanks!
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Re: How big are my fuel tanks???

My 95 takes around 31 gallons when empty. So my guess is around 15 a piece [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif[/img]

But Im new to the OBS trucks I just got mine so I might be wrong.
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Re: How big are my fuel tanks???

I believe they are 18 front and 18.5 or 19 rear
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Re: How big are my fuel tanks???

1995 Ford factory service manual shows all 1995 f250 and f350 diesel models to be 19 gal front and 18.2 gal rear refill capacity <font color="red">EXCEPT</font> the regular cab F350 4x4 - front tank is listed at 22 gal on that one, rear is still 18.2 gal.

Your 97 should be similar, I think.

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Re: How big are my fuel tanks???

According to the FAQ section here at TDS a 1997 extended cab holds 37.2 gallons... 19 in the front, 18.2 in the rear.



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Re: How big are my fuel tanks???

I have never ran my back one dry, but I can get right at about 22 gal in my front tank filling up to the top of the filler.......
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Re: How big are my fuel tanks???

Bigger then you think. When the gage hits the RED empty mark, you still have around 4 gals left. The needle will go over a full needles width past the red mark before you run out.
Counting the filler neck that I can fill up now, I have put over 20 gals in each tank at one time or another.
I just ran my truck untill it ran OUT of fuel in one tank then switched to the other one so I would KNOW how low I could go. It doesn't hurt the truck but I don't do it anymore now that I know. It spit &amp; spurtered a bit but kept running and cleared up in a few seconds.
book says 18 &amp; 19 like has already been said.
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straight from the book pictures [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smokin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smokin.gif[/img]





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if you have two the front one is 16.5 and the back is 18.5 hope that helps alan [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Re: How big are my fuel tanks???

I knew the pros would come on here and correct me. Thanks
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Re: How big are my fuel tanks???

My '96 is a reg. cab long box, and I've put as much as 24.2 gal. in the big front tank, &amp; 20.2 gal. in the little rear tank.... both the original factory tank and the OEM replacement tank I installed about 3 yrs ago when the old one rusted out. Been many times I've put in 40-42 gal. at a fillup. That 800 mile range sure is nice.... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smokin.gif[/img]
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Re: How big are my fuel tanks???

Anyone ever install a SD tank in the front of an OBS?
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Re: How big are my fuel tanks???

I went back and did a search of this same topic/question which I have replied to several times and one of the posts I made is here.

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