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post #1 of 6 Old 03-19-2009, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
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Two Tanks question

Alright well my family is kinda new to the whole diesel truck world. We got one a couple years back and are still kinda getting used to it being a 'diesel' haha.

Anywho my question is it has two tanks on it. Is there a no no / okay time to switch tanks? Like when I have the truck running should I do it then? Or should I do it when the truck is off?
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-19-2009, 09:30 PM
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Husband says you can switch it while it's on or running but if it's a ford you need to watch your fuel gauge b/c it mixes from both tanks. (More of a reserve then a 2nd gas tank, it's like the bottom of the tank when the light comes on in a car)

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post #3 of 6 Old 08-12-2009, 01:59 PM
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I have a Ford diesel truck with 2 18 gallon tanks. My tanks are completely separate 0_o When one runs out i just flip the switch. I usually wait till my truck is hopping about to shutoff then i switch but its all personal preference. You can switch them anytime anywhere. If you switch it when its off, then itll be on the tank you switched it to when you turn in it.
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nope we have a ford stroker in the drive way and i have swithched at just bout any time you can think of riding on empty or just to see if dad actually left any fuel in his big beast never has hurt it at all

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post #5 of 6 Old 08-31-2009, 09:57 PM
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When one runs out i just flip the switch. I usually wait till my truck is hopping about to shutoff then i switch but its all personal preference.
Switch tanks anytime, anywhere, but I would advise against running either tank to that point of empty -- you generally end up with particulates, and possibly moisture in your tanks if you do that and it results in unnecessary crap getting into your fuel filter / separator. Personnally, I never run a tank less than 1/8th, usually I top it up at 1/4.
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post #6 of 6 Old 09-01-2009, 11:11 PM
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I have an '86 Chevy with two tanks. It's the farm truck. I never have switched because the left tank has a hole in it from someone trying to steal gas. I have another tank, I just havent got around to putting it on yet.
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