ford diesel de-laminating tank problems

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by supercuts, May 11, 2007.

  1. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
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    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???
     
  2. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.
     
  3. GG386

    GG386 LawnSite Member
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    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:
     
  4. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
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    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
     
  5. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    that happened to my buddies 7.3PSD too, $4500 repair for him.
     
  6. meador56

    meador56 LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  7. Markf

    Markf LawnSite Senior Member
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    Matt,
    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.

    Mark
     
  8. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
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    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
     
  9. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    AFAIK 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.
     
  10. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
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    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.
     

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