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been searching for a larger fuel tank for transit. Is anyone aware of the availability of this.
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It certainly feels like a small tank we have. I wonder why they did not incorporate a bigger tank like we get in F150's?

The only thing I enjoy about this tank is the lower cost fill up..albeit more frequent.

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F-150 Fuel Tank...........

The new 2016 F-150 Fuel Tank capacity is only 23 Gallons in standard trim. They do have the optional 35 gallon tank available though. My 2013 has the larger tank and it's really nice on the highway with it's 600+ mile range.

IMHO the F-150 has a nicer ride then my 2015 T-250 Transit but inside hauling wise the T definitely wins.

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Why compare Transit with F-150 pickup?

Makes more sense to compare with E-Series van which had 35 gallon tanks since '92. Before that Econolines offered a Dual Tank setup.
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Why compare Transit with F-150 pickup?
The transit shares running gear with the F150 and a lot of other parts from their global designs. It shares absolutely nothing in common with the E-series.

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Why compare Transit with F-150 pickup?

Makes more sense to compare with E-Series van which had 35 gallon tanks since '92. Before that Econolines offered a Dual Tank setup.
Interesting. Guesstimating, here: E-series @ 13 mpg = 455 mile range. Transit @ 17 mpg & 26 gallon tank = 442 mile range.

BTW, I'm still not sure how whether the Transit tank is 25 or 26 gallons, since I've seen Ford docs that state one, or the other.

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I'm pretty sure it's a 25 gallon tank.
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Read a while back that smaller tanks were the trend because the weight saving allowed manufacturer to claim greater load capacity.

25 is too small for this vehicle.

Only about a third of a million Trsnsits on the road in USA, so demand may be too low for anyone to bother designing an upgrade.

The need is obvious enough though so it will happen eventually, I would guess.

There are probably inelegant solutions available, but proper OEM quality should be available.

I would think the commercial guys would be especially annoyed.
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Again, anyone found a larger gas tank for the Transit?

Not interested in Econoline or F150 tanks at this time. But sure would appreciate another 10 gallons added to the Transit tank.
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I see it is supposed to have a 25 gallon tank but I have had mine down to "25" miles on the dash, but never put in more than 21 or 22 gallons in it on fill up.. Is there really that much on reserve? Thanks..
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