View Full Version : ford diesel de-laminating tank problems

05-11-2007, 06:54 PM
my great "deal" of newer used truck wasnt as nice of a deal as i thought. its the 00 f550 dump in the picture. i just picked it up from the shop, $3100. the fuel tank de-laminated. i guess there is a synthetic lining inside that was eaten away by bio-diesel! it did plenty of damage as it was forced through the system. look out ford guys! did i mention i bought this truck with only 57k on a diesel to replace my older truck which turns out to be more reliable than the newer one???

Gravel Rat
05-11-2007, 09:24 PM
I'am not surprised because from what I heard bio diesel is a pretty good solvent. I know regular gas tanks meant for gas can't be used for diesel because of the galvinized coating diesel eats that off and it clogs up the fuel system.

05-12-2007, 01:34 AM
What exactly is bio diesel? This is not to be confused with the low sulfer fuel that is at most fuel vendors. I've personally never seen BD in my area. And I'll bet it costs more and doesn't perform as well, of course I'm not a betting man:laugh:

05-12-2007, 08:14 AM
that is what the dealer had told me did it. although i really didnt ask then, i assumed it is being sold at fuel stations in place of regular diesel. so i went to my local stations and asked and they looked at me like i had 4 eyes. go figure

05-12-2007, 09:51 AM
that happened to my buddies 7.3PSD too, $4500 repair for him.

05-13-2007, 08:46 PM
Local fuel suppliers here have been putting B-5 in our off road tanks for about 2 years. In our case b5 is 5% soy oil. Runs fine in newer stuff old stuff is mixed. I live in a large farm area where diesel is spoken fluently and have seen anything from rubber leaks to fuel pump failures but mostly rubber. This Ford tank deal is anew one on me. I hate to say it but when something like this happens to us it usually will happen in a Ford, go figure.

05-13-2007, 10:29 PM
that happened to my buddies 7.3PSD too, $4500 repair for him.

Did your friends buy from a fuel station or did they make their own bio diesel? Now I am concerned about our two 7.3PSD.


05-15-2007, 10:09 PM
the ford dealer i took it to said they have done 8 of brickman's trucks already. im worried my 00 f350 will have the same problem. i called the attorney generals office and they will be looking into this for me

05-16-2007, 01:40 AM
Did your friends buy from a fuel station or did they make their own bio diesel? Now I am concerned about our two 7.3PSD.

MarkAFAIK he doesn't brew his own. I doubt he even buys it since its nearly impossible to find in CT. I will ask him next time I see him.

05-20-2007, 08:47 AM
my dealer gave me a posting they recieved from the ford website and it states all 99-08 superdutys with a PSD and 04-07 E-series may have a lack of power due to fuel tank liner separation.

05-21-2007, 10:34 AM
HI, I actually have an F550 sitting in my shop that I suspect has this problem could you email me the info the ford sent you? Please send to rlscarff1@yahoo.com thanks.

10-14-2008, 12:25 AM
I just wanted to tell all you guys about the Fords. I have a 06 LCF diesel I just had it towed to the shop.They called me and said the fuel tank came apart and it needs fuel tank,fuel pump and 6 injectors it will be 5200.00 but there not going to warranty with 26000 miles on it they said the fuel tanks cant handle the new diesel but it is the gas company's fault.

10-14-2008, 12:35 AM
then the fuel company will pay for it?? Man why did you have to bring this old thread up to say this...Start a new thread next time.

10-14-2008, 07:25 AM
if the truck is still under warranty call your state auto lemon law unit. let them fight it, my truck was out of warranty

10-14-2008, 07:59 AM
What is the tank made out of ?

10-14-2008, 02:16 PM
bio diesel also does not lubricate the pumps very well internally
Ask any specialist diesel injection pump repairer and at least the ones locally tell u not to use bio fuel .Apparently it lubricates so poorly that it destroys the internals . If not today it will happen eventually and/or shortens pump life .
Bio fuel would be the same or similar aust to usa

tomo :waving: