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I recently upgraded from a 34 gallon stock fuel tank to a 60 Gallon S&B Fuel Tank.
The install was into our 2021 F350 6.7L Crew Cab/Short Bed. It fits in midship as shown in the image below from the S&B Tanks Site:

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As part of the upgrade process, I needed to use Forscan to update the "fuel tank size" so the dash display correctly displayed distance to empty.

I now have a scanner, and the Forscan software and have learned quite a bit on how to "safely" make modifications to things like the display settings (added TEMPs to gauges) and the features.

Now with the upgraded tank we're ready for the long road trip planned for later in 2021.

Here's how the updated range looks on the Ford app...and that's after a 50 mile drive.
 

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I'm not sure that I could handle that big of a fuel tank but I sure do envy your possession of the Forscan.  Virtually anyone with a later model Ford can change the dash "theme" from many that are actually available in the computer.  But, in order to not have to change it each and every time you restart the vehicle, you need Forscan.  Particularly I like the themes they have for the Navigator.

Enjoy all that estimated distance to empty!

Bill

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My scanner came in yesterday! Tomorrow, I’ll be braving the weather to start downloading backups of the modules.

My main purpose is to toggle the dash power points to “on”.

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From experience, yes indeed, make sure you back up a set of .ABT files before you do anything.

Also you can to to the Ford Support Pageand get the "AS Built"  .AB file for your truck by VIN #.

https://www.motorcraftservice.com/AsBuilt

That .AB file can't be directly imported in total on one go, but it can be imported at the module by module level in Forscan to perform a reset back to original if things for each module if things out of whack.  For example, you would go to the Instrument Control Panel module, load and write from the ford .AB file, and Forscan will parse the data and load just the Ford Original ICP data.  (I had to do that because I fat fingered some data on a line.)

Also be aware 2020-21 was a key year when Ford changed the formats for the As Built codes.
This was because starting in 2020, they added MORE computer/control modules...so the line numbering changed in the file structure for official Ford .AB files.  Now we must be careful to look for the appropriate year AS BUILT spreadsheets.  Some of the older 2017 lines still work, but many other don't in 2020/21 models.

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Tow Vehicle: 2021 F350 King Ranch, FX4, MaxTow Package, 10 Speed, 3.55 Rear Axle
This QR code will take you to our travel website: https://4-ever-hitched.com

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On 2/12/2021 at 12:25 PM, ctshort09 said:

I recently upgraded from a 34 gallon stock fuel tank to a 60 Gallon S&B Fuel Tank.
The install was into our 2021 F350 6.7L Crew Cab/Short Bed. It fits in midship as shown in the image below from the S&B Tanks Site:

1389379940_ScreenShot2021-02-12at10_24_30AM.thumb.png.c87b5a9c4f3d1a1dfaded8a9282f4da9.png

As part of the upgrade process, I needed to use Forscan to update the "fuel tank size" so the dash display correctly displayed distance to empty.

I now have a scanner, and the Forscan software and have learned quite a bit on how to "safely" make modifications to things like the display settings (added TEMPs to gauges) and the features.

Now with the upgraded tank we're ready for the long road trip planned for later in 2021.

Here's how the updated range looks on the Ford app...and that's after a 50 mile drive.
 

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Any questions just ask.


Craig

 

 

 

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I am curious - how does one update the  -bladder full - to - I gotta go now - to never mind -  gauge? 

But good work - impressive actually.

RB

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A very nice upgrade. I personally would not consider it. My current Chevy duramax 2500 averages 450 + miles full to empty that a lot of miles for us to travel at one time.  Towing a large Rv it may be a good idea less time at fuel station’s trying to maneuver around.  With the Ollie we are in and out in less than  30 min that’s with taking a bathroom break, stretch out and a quick snack. Recharged and back on the road.

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1 hour ago, Landrover said:

A very nice upgrade. I personally would not consider it. My current Chevy duramax 2500 averages 450 + miles full to empty that a lot of miles for us to travel at one time.  Towing a large Rv it may be a good idea less time at fuel station’s trying to maneuver around.  With the Ollie we are in and out in less than  30 min that’s with taking a bathroom break, stretch out and a quick snack. Recharged and back on the road.

Honestly - especially when on the larger interstates and thoroughfares - we often stop for RNR at about half tank mark, Not long - but a stretch - a quick break. And - sometimes - I  motor on - all the way to 1/4 tank.....

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The tank upgrade is in prep for an Alaska trip in the future...and will save us having to more than one jerry can for backup.

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Tow Vehicle: 2021 F350 King Ranch, FX4, MaxTow Package, 10 Speed, 3.55 Rear Axle
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I did the same upgrade to the tank on my 2017.  The biggest benefit we've experienced is that we're able to stop for fuel where we decide.  So we're not forced to stop in California where fuel could go to over $4/gallon and make it to Texas where fuel can run <$2/gallon at some places.  Our bladders dictate rest stops, the price of fuel dictates fuels stops...

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