Titan Fuel Tanks has started shipping its new 40-gal. cross-linked polyethylene, rear-aft fuel tank (8020011). The polymer tank is engineered to fit 2011-2015 F-350, F-450 and F-550 diesel cab and chassis trucks.
The tank virtually eliminates the service and maintenance issues associated with diesel fuel line contamination originating in OE and aftermarket steel fuel tanks, the company said.
Titan said its polymer tanks aren’t susceptible to the chemical and biological reactions that diesel, biodiesel fuels and additives are believed to cause in steel fuel tanks. Formed from military-grade, cross-linked polyethylene (XLHDPE), the tanks can safely be used with the wide array of biodiesel fuels and blends on the market today.
“We serve many fleets and have seen a large volume of delamination-related problems in fuel pumps, filters and injectors,” said Paul Nishanian, executive vice president for Xtreme Diesel Performance (XDP). “Titan’s innovation has been instrumental in providing the industry and the fleets we serve with a viable alternative to steel replacement tanks that are prone to the same failure as original equipment steel tanks.”
Fuel tank delamination is considered a fuel-related issue and is not covered under warranty, Titan explained. Repair costs can mount rapidly and in many cases a new steel tank with the same susceptibility to failure is installed. The recurring problem has become an issue for consumers and public and private fleets alike.
Titan’s 40-gal. tank, product number 8020011, is designed to replace 2011-2015 Ford original equipment part numbers CC3Z9B210B and CC3Z9002B.