Ford F-350 Super Duty Fuel Tank
Easy Maintenance Tips for the Ford F-350 Super Duty Fuel Tank
The fuel tank is one of the more no-nonsense parts of the Ford F-350. As its name implies, it's a storage tank for the truck's fuel. But just like any other part in your truck, the fuel tank of the Ford F-350 is also prone to wear, corrosion, and damage, and once it starts to leak or gets foul, it will severely affect the performance of your vehicle.
Maintaining the fuel tank in your Ford F-350 Super Duty in good condition is not that hard. In fact, a lot of the things that would keep your truck in top shape you can do while on the road. In this guide, we'll list down some simple care and maintenance tips for the Ford F-350 Super Duty fuel tank:
- Use only high-quality fuel.
While it does cost more, fuel sold from brand name gas stations is highly refined to remove the smallest impurities in the fuel. So while off-brand fuel may be cheaper, you also have a higher risk of fouling your gas tank with contaminants.
- Don't refuel if the station is also replenishing its fuel stores.
Refilling the gas station's fuel reservoirs stirs up its dirt and deposits, which might be transferred over to your truck's fuel tank.
- Keep the tank full as often as possible.
Or at the very least, avoid keeping the tank at low fuel levels. This is because the fuel also cools the various electronic devices mounted inside the tank, such as the fuel sensor and fuel pump, and very low fuel levels will cause these devices to overheat.
- Replace the fuel filter regularly.
The fuel filter in your Super Duty helps catch any impurities from the fuel and will need replacement from time to time. Ideally, Ford F-350 Super Duty fuel filters should be replaced once every 15,000 miles, although you will need to replace the fuel filter earlier than that if you suspect the tank is contaminated or you are switching to a new tank.
- If you're not going to use your truck for more than 2 weeks, add an anti-ethanol agent on the tank.
This will prevent the gas from jelling inside the tank, which might damage the fuel sensor and other devices inside.