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Old 05-02-2013, 10:20 PM   #61
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Probably true, but we were dealing with diesels before he was a twinkle in his daddy's eyes.
So what are you going to do about that boy? He seems to like you
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:55 AM   #62
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Most diesels are a real bear to start if they run out of fuel due to having to re-prime the injectors, pump etc.
I added a Airdog 2 and it does it for me. best 700 I have ever spent
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:44 AM   #63
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Yeah I know. but 6.5 Is easier to multiply than 7.29 and I wasn't sure he has a diesel or gas job.

Wait a minute - didn't I tell you to shut up
Diesel.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:34 AM   #64
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Diesel.
OK - now I know Diesel. So you are carrying about 750 lbs of diesel fuel. What kind og average range do you get with that much fuel?
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:43 AM   #65
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OK - now I know Diesel. So you are carrying about 750 lbs of diesel fuel. What kind og average range do you get with that much fuel?
When towing our 5er roughly 900 miles. Running empty but with a full load of fuel, roughly 1100 miles in the winter and roughly 1500 miles in the summer.
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I tryed this one, had a tank made to the size I put in the bed between the truck box and frount of the bed. Transfer flow tank ( 48 gallons) setup for a pump, has a fuel gauge 700 to my door, did this two years ago and would do it today what ever the cost.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:46 AM   #67
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When towing our 5er roughly 900 miles. Running empty but with a full load of fuel, roughly 1100 miles in the winter and roughly 1500 miles in the summer.
That is good - a full load of fuel would probably last some people all winter long.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:09 AM   #68
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That is good - a full load of fuel would probably last some people all winter long.
Yes but hurts the wallet @ the pump. I added the tank because I run to northern Maine every weekend from mid December to mid April and I can buy fuel .45 to .50 a gallon cheaper there than here in Connecticut.
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I would be careful with a 3/4 ton truck tho with the payload capacity and pin weight.

Just saying.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:44 AM   #70
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Yes but hurts the wallet @ the pump. I added the tank because I run to northern Maine every weekend from mid December to mid April and I can buy fuel .45 to .50 a gallon cheaper there than here in Connecticut.
Just put yourself in the big rig drivers place when they fill up.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:02 AM   #71
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You may be right, I need to check. My experience is similar to NVRinNVR oit's experience. When the gas gauge touches the red line I need 17-18 gallons of fuel.

Nice to know there is another 8 gallons on "empty."
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:06 AM   #72
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what ?

Lou its 26.

You have the same problem I have. "I believe"
Light comes on at 15-16 gallons?

Gauge shows half a tank at 8 gallons used?

Yes. I am not near my manual. Have not looked at it since new and just assumed that when the tank said "empty" it was.
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Just put yourself in the big rig drivers place when they fill up.
I could only imagine, feel sorry for those guys.
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Yes. I am not near my manual. Have not looked at it since new and just assumed that when the tank said "empty" it was.
With my elm-327 Bluetooth deal I'm able to see my fuel level in % .
When I fill up 100% my scanner says I'm only 78% full which means on the bottom end you have 25% left. Or 1/4 tank when gauge and light show empty.

We have identical trucks and I've filled up at 24 gallons once.

Talking with another forum member "works at a gm stealership" he says one leg of the fuel sender possibley broke and fuel sender is askew in the tank showing false readings.
They've seen it before.

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Old 05-03-2013, 10:26 AM   #75
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I could only imagine, feel sorry for those guys.
Of course as the end consumer of the goods they are carrying, we are the ones who ultimately pay the fuel bill.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:48 PM   #76
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with 130 gals total I see around 2800miles running with out the trailer all interstate. went to florida last year ran all around central florida and needed fuel half way home to MI
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:17 PM   #77
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Diesel is now where as explosive as gasoline. I would not hesitate to carry an APPROVED 5 gallon can of diesel in the bed of my truck. Secure it right, from both tip over, and theft.
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