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Old 07-24-2014, 11:16 AM   #1
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I have a 2013 Nitro xlr that is suppose to have a 30 gal fuel tank for pump station and fuel supply for the Gen set.The problem is it only accepts 16 gal on fill up and produces 16 gal on pump out....I took the outside dimensions, did the math, and it should hold 30 gal. Where do I go from here?
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:29 AM   #2
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Did the gauge show empty or did you run out of fuel and then filled the tank? A faulty fuel gauge would make sense to me.
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:46 AM   #3
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Ran out twice filled up twice. Fuel gauge read correct full and empty both times.
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Old 07-24-2014, 12:08 PM   #4
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You measured the tank and it seems like everything checks out. What if the tank is plumbed incorrectly and the generator draws fuel only from the top half, or is there something inside that tank taking up space. Another possibility is that the fill cap does not vent properly and you get vacuum buildup inside the tank.
Just guesswork.
Edit: Could you have a double wall tank, that would explain what's going on.
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You measured the tank and it seems like everything checks out. What if the tank is plumbed incorrectly and the generator draws fuel only from the top half, or is there something inside that tank taking up space. Another possibility is that the fill cap does not vent properly and you get vacuum buildup inside the tank.
Just guesswork.
Edit: Could you have a double wall tank, that would explain what's going on.
I vote for double wall tank.

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Old 07-24-2014, 12:16 PM   #6
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Yep I will see if I can dip the tank to see if there may still be fuel in it. You might be rite stuff may be only using top half of tank. Thanks for the ideas, I will be back on here to let you know what I find.
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Old 07-24-2014, 12:19 PM   #7
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Almost looks like it, could use a clean wooden dowel or the like and check how much is left when it runs dry, or maybe try to get some inside dimensions.
But please don't use the matchstick method

Edit: Oops, I'm slow at typing. Meant to add to turbs' post.
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:35 AM   #8
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Did you find anything out on your fuel tank


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Old 08-06-2014, 12:07 PM   #9
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Thanks for asking
Here's the latest. Tried to dip the tank but filler neck is funky with to many corners. Did the sonar thing (tap on side of tank), sounds empty. The wife and I are heading to the salt flats this Friday for speed week so will fineness the filling process and see if it is an air bubble cutting me off early at the gas pump. Hopefully I'll figure something out. I will post the results.
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:31 PM   #10
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My old toy hauler I had to reroute the breather tube cause it would fill with gas and make it burp out at you


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