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Old 12-10-2012, 01:50 PM   #1
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transfer flow tanks & fuel door

Hi guys,

I just bought a 2000 E350 rig with transfer flow tanks for a total of 56 gal.
The fuel fill ports are both recessed behind the stock fuel door just far enough to make filling a pain in the a$$. Sometimes I can fill full speed, sometimes I can only press halfway down or less on the nozzle, making filling a 56g tank pretty mind numbing. I was wondering if anyone has modified the fuel door by cutting the side of the van and placing a bigger aftermarket door (maybe lockable) to allow the fuel fill nozzle to go all the way in to the fill ports.

Thanks in advance for any input you may have.

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Old 12-10-2012, 03:30 PM   #2
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I have the same set up and have a after locking door but don't think it's any larger. The only issue I have is when fill the front tank then the back. Also I have a diesel and those pumps don't have the vapor sleeve.


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Old 12-11-2012, 09:02 AM   #3
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Re: transfer flow tanks & fuel door

Thanks Goose... I guess I will just deal. Good thing I won't have to fill that often.
I am filling the rear first, but it is the vapor sleeve that is the real problem. It is a challenge pulling that sleeve back enough to trigger the pump to turn on.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:57 AM   #4
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Re: transfer flow tanks & fuel door

I have the same Transfer Flow system and, although I didn't have filling problems, I did have times when the spring around the gasoline nozzle got stuck. I replaced the factory gas door with a larger door:

http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/vie...as+door#p18390

In hindsight, I could have done the cutting myself...the shop simply used a Sawsall to cut the hole.
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