Titan Fuel Tanks recently announced that its innovative new cross-linked polyethylene fuel tank is quickly gaining favor among Ford dealers and end-users alike, who have been battling fuel line contamination in 1999 to 2010 diesel-powered Ford F-350, F-450 and F-550 cab and chassis vehicles.
Titan's new polymer tank is virtually impervious to the corrosive effects of diesel and bio-diesel fuels, as well as common fuel additives that are blamed for degrading the protective linings of original equipment steel tanks. Titan's replacement tank is constructed of military-grade cross-linked polyethylene (XLHDPE) and is compatible with most bio-diesel fuel blends.
Because the tank delamination problem is considered to be fuel-related, it is not covered under Ford's warranty policy, and once lining contamination is detected in the fuel system, all affected components must be replaced to bring qualified vehicles back into warranty compliance. Titan's 40-gallon tank is designed to replace both the standard 37-gallon and 40-gallon OEM tank.