Ford F150 Fuel Tank
How to Take Care of Your Ford F150 Fuel Tank
The Ford F150 has always been a reliable workhorse of choice for the American outdoorsman and worker. Its service has been proven in different aspects. All of these tasks require a steady amount of fuel for the truck to complete them. And this is where the Ford F150 fuel tank comes in. It is your main reservoir for truck's energy drink. Given that the mighty Ford V8 engine is always thirsty for fuel, you should know how to take care of your truck's tank. Here are some tips to keep it in its functional condition.
- Check your Ford F150 manual for instructions.
Prior to any operation that you want to do with your tank, you should be diligent to check your Ford F150 manual. The owner's manual should help you understand the procedures and measures necessary to keep your fuel tank in tip top condition. Once you have fully understood the details, you may proceed with other maintenance steps.
- Before dismounting your fuel tank, make sure that there is little or no fuel left in it.
You would not want excess fuel in your tank when you are dismounting it from under your vehicle. The weight caused by the tank makes it hard to manipulate and move. One wrong move and you can find the tank rendering you immobile under the truck. Aside from excess weight, you run the risk of making a mess out of your workshop.
- After dismounting your tank, fill it with a fuel tank cleaner solution.
The mixture of fuel tank cleaner to water depends on the product you are using and the size of your fuel tank. Read the instructions found on the container of the cleaner carefully. Once you have filled it with the solution, let it sit for several hours so it can have ample reaction time to the elements inside your tank. Rinse your tank with clean water and spill the contents out. Repeat if necessary.
- Let your tank dry for a day or two before installing it back.
You would want your tank to completely dry and become moisture free before you install it back to your truck and fill it with new fuel. Unable to do this will bring out the same old problems and you might have to redo the process over again.