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Does an aux fuel tank exist for extended range?

Hi fellas,

has anyone ever seen or fitted an auxiliary fuel tank to extend the range of the transit? I do approx. 100 miles each day and i'm tired of having to refuel every 3 days, i manage to do approx 300-330 miles per tank with 1/8 left in the tank. The tank is too small. Has anyone ever seen or know of a company that sells an aux fuel tank?


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The only one I have found that might be a player to build any type of fuel tank for the Transit. www.titanfueltanks.com

If you go to this website and the LIVE CHAT comes up, tell them you are looking for a LARGER FUEL TANK for the T-150 to T-350 Transit.

Would think the best one for them to try and make would be a 40 gallon tank. This would possibly give you at least a 600 mile range based on a 15 MPG average that would cover most of the current Transits.

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i do not crawl under cars cause i am old. however looking at the BEEM manual pictures of the under carriage does not appear to have sufficient room for a large size tank. Hein makes a double battery holder and a system of multiple tanks that size may work but would probably not be worth the cost. I used to have an 89 f 250 diesel with two 20 gallon tanks, switch in the cab, and two filler tanks. I commuted from Santa Cruz to Portola Valley, 120 miles r/t daily, for work. I hated the time and fuel cost. Finally stopped working so far from home
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If anyone finds a solution to this, please respond. I too dislike the short range of the transit.
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I agree also, Id go for a bigger tank

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If you want the larger tank, spend the few minutes to go to their website and make the contact with the LIVE CHAT that comes up when you enter the site. I spent about 10 minutes communicating with the person (Eric) on the other end. Just let them know you are interested in the larger fuel tank, possibly a 40 gallon tank. I am sure they will borrow a local Transit or find a forum member who has a Transit that can let them take a look at it.

Anyone located near Idaho Falls, ID?

After you get on the chat, let us know what response you get. Hoping to see enough forum members go to the site to get a positive reaction from them and work done to get a extended range fuel tank.
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response I got from the folks at Titan:

Good morning Tom. The EPA/Government regulations make it impossible to do larger tanks for gasoline powered vehicles. Sorry but we can't do one.




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response I got from the folks at Titan:

Good morning Tom. The EPA/Government regulations make it impossible to do larger tanks for gasoline powered vehicles. Sorry but we can't do one.




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That explains the phenomena I've noticed where every vehicle I've purchased for quite some time seems to have a very similar range, despite having different size tanks. The EPA spec may be biased toward a range-based common denominator.

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Ah. Vapor management systems, and the safety rules that grew from all those Chrysler products that self-immolated due to gas tanks getting squished between the bumper and rear axle in otherwise survivable rear-enders. And the Pinto.

Technically possible, but you don't want to pay what would be your share of the engineering, EPA testing, NHTSA crash testing, blah blah blah blah. That stuff is spread around in the price of hundreds of thousands of vehicles by Ford, etc., but when it's a couple hundred custom pieces... yikes.

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