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Auxillary Fuel Tanks 08 FX4

Hi all,

I know this is silly with the high gas prices, but I go on long trips and was wondering if there was someone that has mounted a 2nd tank on a Ranger. I know they make on for Toyotas, but if someone close to S Florida has done one, I would like to know the cost etc.

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it would cost the same to fill up two tanks once as it would to fill up one tank twice, so why bother? unless your so strapped for time that you cannot stop at a gas station every 200 or so miles.
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my dads '79 F150 had that. with 2 tanks, he can lock in the price before it rises. i thought about doing that!!!
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Hi,

Usually when I travel to my rifle matches, I am strapped for time, and also, I would prefer not to fill up every week either.

So if anyone has done a mod to a more modern Ranger let me know.

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Where would you mount it? an over-the-rail job tank?
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how about an aluminum fuel tank mounted in the bed...

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To the original poster.....

what you'll need to do, is take a look at what folks like Zabeard and Nickster did with their fuel cells. You'll need to figure out what pump to run, a switch to switch tanks...you could probably just run a mid 90's ford switch. Sure it can be done, maybe run an aux gauge in the cab, gotta run hp lines for the high fuel pressure.

just throwin' ideas out there.
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or if he did that auxillary tank mounted in the bed figure out a way to make it gravity feed into the factory tank... or just get the hose connector like gas stations have and when he gets low pull off to the side of the road and fill back up whereever he may be at the time
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thought about this as well, particularily when i go to canada.. gas more expense there then in ny ... in the meantime carry several 5 gallon cans in the box
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or if he did that auxillary tank mounted in the bed figure out a way to make it gravity feed into the factory tank... or just get the hose connector like gas stations have and when he gets low pull off to the side of the road and fill back up whereever he may be at the time
that was what I was gonna say, with an electric fuel pump...like the ones we have on the construction site
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how about an aluminum fuel tank mounted in the bed...

The storage box/fuel tank combo would only work if I had diesel, as gasoline is a big no no, and I have a camper shell. I would prefer to mount the aux tank under the bed where the spare tire is mounted.

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or just get the hose connector like gas stations have and when he gets low pull off to the side of the road and fill back up whereever he may be at the time
Wouldn't that be the same as pulling off the interstate into a gas station to fill-up??

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One thing people don't understand is the low US dollar relative to the world market is one of the reasons our gas prices are out of control. (In addition, to the demand the rest of the world is putting on supply.) Regardless, I was up in Whitney, Ontario last September when we were paying 3.00 + a gallon for gas and it wasn't that much more in Canada. It reminded me of when we were paying $1.00 a gallon here and we filled up for $10/$15. I pumped $35 in gas and about 35 liters. Remember, there are 3.87 liters per gallon?!
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Adding a second fuel tank without any other changes will cause many problems with the OBDII system. To prevent a CEL, you'd need a custom (illegal) PCM tune to turn off some of the OBDII functions.
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Now why would it cause problems, when refueling doesn't? All he would be doing is telling the computer he just refueled while driving.
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Now why would it cause problems, when refueling doesn't? All he would be doing is telling the computer he just refueled while driving.
OBDII routinely runs a vacuum test on the fuel tank and related valving/plumbing to check for leaks. Increasing the tank volume or opening it up to a second tank will change the leak up rate and likely cause trouble codes.

If, on the other hand, two separate tanks and pumps are used, the OBDII misfire monitor can set a code when switching between tanks. That's why you rarely see factory dual tanks on LDV's anymore.
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The FJ people and others have used a modified fuel neck when they mount a second tank. The fuel neck has a port for the second tank so they could just pump the main tank full with the gas from the secondary tank.
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Wouldn't that be the same as pulling off the interstate into a gas station to fill-up??

One thing people don't understand is the low US dollar relative to the world market is one of the reasons our gas prices are out of control. (In addition, to the demand the rest of the world is putting on supply.) Regardless, I was up in Whitney, Ontario last September when we were paying 3.00 + a gallon for gas and it wasn't that much more in Canada. It reminded me of when we were paying $1.00 a gallon here and we filled up for $10/$15. I pumped $35 in gas and about 35 liters. Remember, there are 3.87 liters per gallon?!
about 4.15 a gallon here.in southern ontario about 1.35 a liter so after converted to gallons 5.22 a gallon there enough reason to try and find a cheaper alternative if us- canadian dollar was as used to be ( 40 cents on the dollar wouldn't be as much of a concern)
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