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The Driven Diesel Fuel Tank / Pre-Pump Kit (commonly referred to as the Hutch Mod) is the first step in the fuel system upgrade process. This kit includes all of the parts necessary to eliminate in the fuel circuit before the electric fuel pump (suction side) and add additional fuel filtration. Air in diesel fuel causes noisy operation and can damage the fuel injectors. This kit fits both the Super Duty Trucks and Excursions.IMPORTANT NOTES:
- Some CAB AND CHASSIS trucks may require more than the standard 15' of hose. If you are using this kit on a CC truck with a "behind the axle" fuel tank, please take a measurement from the fuel tank to the fuel pump (along the frame, the way the hose would route) and confirm whether the standard 15' hose length will work for you, or if you need the longer 25' length.
- This kit is only rated for B20 Bio-Diesel. This is primarily due to the B20 rating Baldwin places on their filters and not the provided hose. We are not aware of any appropriate pre-pump style filters that will work with higher concentrations of Bio-Diesel. If you are running Bio-Diesel, please be mindful of your filter service intervals and periodically check your hoses for signs of damage from the fuel.
- This kit is NOT required with installations utilizing an AirDog or FASS.
- E-SERIES VAN: This kit does NOT fit the E-Series Van due to the different configuration of the fuel tank. The van fuel tank has a baffled pan around the pickup assembly that interferes with the extended return, and the installation instructions were written for a Pickup/Excursion. If you wish to use this kit in your van, you will NOT be able to use the extended return tube, and your installation may differ somewhat from the instructions due to the location of the van fuel tank and differences in the van frame (the kit does fit).
As an upgrade, we recommend also adding the optional ball valves. They make servicing the filters a much cleaner experience! We recommend TWO of these valves (inlet and outlet) with the Pre-Pump kit.
- ManufacturerDriven Diesel
- Extended Fuel Tank Pickup Tube
- Extended Fuel Tank Return Tube
- 15' New Gates 3/8" Fuel Line From Tank to Pump
- Optional 25' of Hose Total (see note below)
- High Quality Spin-On Filter Head
- Baldwin Fuel Filter / Water Separator
- Driven Diesel Heavy Duty S.S. Custom Filter Mount
- Complete Hardware Package including All Fittings, Nuts, Bolts and Washers
- Installation Instructions
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Hello, I want to know if that Driven Diesel Fuel Tank / Pre Pump Kit can be installed in my 2001 Ford F350 Super Duty, 81"" bed, 7.3 L Powerstroke Engine. I have the fuel tank out of the truck and I'm thinking to replace the system inside the tank (the one which has two small screen filter inside the fuel tank in the same fuel sender unit) for this one. Can I install your kit using the Fuel Sender cap the truck comes with? Thanks & regards?
There should be no fitment issues on your Cab Chassis style truck. However some do require more than the 15' of hose included in the kit. Be sure to select the extra 10' of hose to make sure you have enough.
Is this available with ONLY the in tank parts? I can't find that. I don't need the hose and filter parts. That is not really part of the Hutch mod. See Diesel Tech Ron's hutch mod videos.?
We do not offer it separately no.
I recently installed the Hutch mod, the gas filter did not go on smoothly. It seems a little like the threads on the filter or mount were slightly different, With little choice I tighten in on but not like any oil filter I have ever changed. The rest of the mod was fantastic with everything there and everything fitting perfectly with good instructions and pics. thanks Don?
What is your question?
Will I need to drop the tank in order to install the lines to the pre-filter? I run regular diesel and not biodiesel.?
Yes, the tank will need to be lowered on the truck.
Most ""hutch modification"" info I have seen online includes replacing the stock black plastic fuel pick up screen foot. It seems to me that this is not a good idea because eventually this will again get old and brittle and break off again leaving you running out of fuel again before the fuel tank is empty. I have not seen your instructions so do not know if you recommend replacing the black stock pock up screen or not. Do you recommend it? If not, how far from the bottom of the fuel tank does your pick up tube come ??
In accordance with the instructions, we recommend replacing the stock plastic black pick up foot. Driven Diesel mentions this in Step #12 and in Figure #8. As for it becoming old and brittle over time, that is just the nature of the beast. Parts wear out over time, rubber becomes brittle. Not sure if it will work, but here is a link to the instructions, hopefully that answers your question. -BL https://www.strictlydiesel.com/images/PDFSpecs/Driven%20Diesel_DD-73FS-TKF-v3.pdf
I have a 2000 crew cab short bed truck. Do I need the extra hose or will it fit with the included one??
Should fit just fine, usually the only time the extra hose is needed is if it is going on a Cab and Chassis truck like a tow truck. DppSands
Would I need extra length fuel hose on my 2000 crew cab dually??
Wouldn't be a bad idea to get it just in case. Usually only needed on the longer wheel base trucks like a tow truck. But a little extra wouldn't be a bad thing. DppSands
Is this a direct replacement fit, or will the pickup tubing need to be modified so it doesn't hit the bottom of the tank??
This is not necessarily a direct replacement. You do need to modify the pick up tube. -MC