Have you ever looked inside your steel fuel tanks? You probably don’t want to.
Many models of pickup trucks have steel fuel tanks that are not internally lined with anti corrosion material. This means nothing if the truck is constantly being driven, but if it gets parked for any more than a month moisture will condense on the inside of the tanks and corrode. The rust becomes loose and falls to the bottom when filling with fuel. The best way to prevent this from occurring is to fill your fuel tanks to the brim before parking the truck for extended periods of time. A full tank of fuel will ensure there wont be any air gap from the fuel level line to the top of the tank. This little piece of advice will save your tanks, injectors, pumps, fuel filters and wallet.
This happens so often we always advise removing and inspecting fuel tanks when debris is found in the fuel filters or a high or low pressure fuel pump goes down. There cant be anything worse than repairing a problem and immediately contaminating new expensive fuel system components.
Have you experienced this concern before?
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