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06 f550 xlt diesel gas tank issues

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by mjlawncare, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. mjlawncare

    mjlawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    im having issues with the insider liner of the tank rusting away clogging up the fuel injectors 2 times it happend in a year and a half i was wondering if anybody else ran into this problem ive herd alot of there trucks are having similar issues and ford is not covering the problem, gas tank was already replaced in 07 and i dont wanna spend $1200 to replace it jus intrested in some feedback if anybody else ran into these issues
     
  2. ZamboniHDB

    ZamboniHDB Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    Are you sure it's rust? There is a lining that coats the fuel tank and if you use diesel that contains more than 5% bio-diesel you could run into a problem. That lining will de-laminate/flake off and clog the various fuel components.

    Just my .02¢
     
  3. mjlawncare

    mjlawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    yaaa idk they showed me what was in the fuel and it looked like a gunky rust **** 2nd time it happend and there saying i have to replace the tank idk
     
  4. mwalsh9152

    mwalsh9152 Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    a friend of mine had something similar happen to his 06-07 wrecker, however I dont know it that truck had the tank replaced with a smaller piece due to the wrecker body like you have to do on some of them
     
  5. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    I have a friend who is also having this happen to his 04 dump with the 6.0 in it. I think he has some company that hes taking to and they are putting a new lining in it instead of replacing the entire tank
     
  6. mjlawncare

    mjlawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    yaa thanks i just cant see spending big money on this kind of crazy to replace a 3 year old tank
     
  7. nevrnf

    nevrnf Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    A local muni is having this same issue with a couple of ambulances
     
  8. tom5301

    tom5301 Member
    Messages: 58

    I have a ford lcf that the tank delaminated at 25000 miles and they told me 5500.00 to fix it.Still sitting and making payment
     
  9. bluerage94

    bluerage94 Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    I had the same problem on my 2007 F550. The first time it happen the truck went down in a blizzard...ford replaced the tank due to a recall "De-laminating" and it happened the following year during a snow storm once again due to clogged fuel injectors ford picked up the cost including the tow which had to be a heavy duty tow... I had the plow and sander on it. A regular tow wouldn't work due to the plow. would have cost a small fortune.
     
  10. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    The ambulance company I work for has replaced a bunch of them. Most were late 7.3's, the linings self destructed. Clogging fuel filter regularly.
     
  11. Rock Boat

    Rock Boat Member
    Messages: 65

    i had the same problem once with my 06 f-550 and they told me the same thing will not replace if it happens agian i was using sonoco fuel and was told they have the most bio fuel in it if you read your owners manual it tells you to use BP fuel witch is .30 cents more and 10 miles away from my house and the sunoco is 1 mile away i can't see having a liner in a diesel tank the fuel is a lubricant so it shouldn't rust but have been told they use water to extract it not sure how true that is i have had a problem in my big dump with a fungus where i had to replace the filters like every two weeks when i would remove them they would look like the oil filters
     
  12. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    Has ford done anything to fix this problem with the 08 and newer trucks? I was thinking of getting a ford diesel but this issue is a new one to me.
     
  13. Rock Boat

    Rock Boat Member
    Messages: 65

    not sure on the newer trucks but they have told me on the tank they replaced in my truck that the liner is strong then before i geuss time will tell i still have an extended warrenty on it but we know how that work the warrenty is up and stuff starts happening
     
  14. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    Maybe ill stick with duramaxes, not sure yet though.