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Posted: 10/27/19 05:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Home Skillet wrote:

The generator fuel pick up is about 3" off the bottom of the tank.

It is oriented towards the front.


Cool, thanks! So I guessed right with nose down lol.

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Posted: 10/31/19 02:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"It's a 2004 Ford e450 with 55 gallon tank"

On our 1999 E350 (2000 Four Winds), which has the same fuel system as a 450 (I'd suspect), the pickup is pretty much centered in the tank:

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Maybe slightly forward:

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These images are from my fuel pump replacement project in January 2013:
E350 Fuel pump replacement


'16 Forest River Sunseeker 2250SLEC Chevrolet 6.0L
Previously:
'00 Four Winds 26Q Class C (Ford E350 V10)
'96 Kit Sportsmaster 212f Fifth Wheel/'93 GMC Sierra K2500
'91 SunLite poptop truck camper
and the first: a Wildernest flip-top canopy.


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Posted: 10/31/19 02:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Oh, and one more point: You cannot pull fuel from the generator pickup once the tank is at 1/4. Note the shorter pipe on the left side of the pump/sender assembly:

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And a side comment: to those folks who argue about keeping a full tank in winter to keep the tank from rusting, I learned two things when I undertook this project:
1) The tank and associated bits are all stainless - there's nothing to rust.
2) A full tank is about 4ish inches below the top of the tank due to the design of the fill tube. The tank must have head space for expansion.

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Posted: 11/01/19 11:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I talked to a guy once that had to replace the fuel pump that's in the tank. Their bed was right above the tank, so he used a large enough hole saw and drilled threw the mh floor and replaced the pump without removing the tank.

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BruceMc wrote:

"It's a 2004 Ford e450 with 55 gallon tank"

On our 1999 E350 (2000 Four Winds), which has the same fuel system as a 450 (I'd suspect), the pickup is pretty much centered in the tank:

[image]

[image]

Maybe slightly forward:

[image]

These images are from my fuel pump replacement project in January 2013:
E350 Fuel pump replacement


Side note - is that a BX1850? If so I had the same tractor. Loved that thing!

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Posted: 11/01/19 02:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Correct! We've enjoyed every minute of ownership too.

It no longer looks this pretty:

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but it still works as well today as it did then.

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