Thursday, March 31, 2016

GMC Diesel Fuel Tanks

GMC Diesel Fuel Tanks

You take good care of your GMC or Chevy truck. So when you notice your truck smells strongly of gasoline or diesel fuel, you know it’s time to replace your fuel tank. But what type of fuel tank should you invest in? 

When it comes to fuel tanks, steel is one of manufacturers’ top choices because it is impermeable, which means it helps limit harmful emissions. At SouthTowns Specialties, LLC, we build a wide range of steel GM fuel tanks for both Chevy and GMC trucks. 

Types of Steel GM Tanks 

You can turn to us for tanks of any size, from 30 gallons to 81 gallons. Most of our tanks come with step clips to firmly attach the steps to your tank. We also offer both center step tanks and between-the-frame tanks for gas or diesel engines. 

No matter which tank features you’re looking for, we can help you find the right model. If you’re unsure which type of tank is best for your vehicle, contact us and ask one of our knowledgeable employees. 

Ordering from SouthTowns Specialties, LLC 

SouthTowns Specialities, LLC is your online source for any type of GMC fuel tank. When you buy through us, you’ll pay much less than you would through a major dealer. Our tanks are FMCSA approved and should last for many years. 

We’re happy to answer any of your questions about your specific vehicle. Scroll through the options below, then contact us at 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Stainless Steel Tank Wraps

Our custom cut Tank Wraps are manufactured using 20 gauge type 304 stainless steel with a #8 mirror finish. This stainless has the finest 3M adhesive laminated to the back side of it making installation to any clean, smooth, dry surface very permanent.

Tank Wraps are custom cut to your dimensions and rolled to fit the diameter of your fuel tank. Since our Tank Wraps are self-adhesive, there is no need to take your tank off or loosen your straps. By installing our Tank Wraps on your truck, you help eliminate time consuming upkeep on one of the hardest items to keep looking good.

Tank Wraps can be applied to either your Steel Tank or Aluminum Tank to give it that "Jewelry Quality Look"

Call us for a quote and find out for yourself just how reasonably priced it is to have your tank “Looking Good.”

Thursday, March 10, 2016

How do I Clean a Diesel Fuel Tank ?

  1. Wait until the diesel tank is nearly empty. Then use the drain to remove the remaining diesel into a container that is approved for diesel storage.
  2. Use a fluid extraction pump if there is no drain in the tank. Attach flexible braided tubing to the intake on the pump, then attach a PVC pipe onto the end of the end of the braided tubing. Note that the diameters of the intake, tubing and pipe must match. Insert the tube into the tank, to the bottom, and pump out contaminants into the diesel container. Once clear diesel fuel starts to appear, stop pumping as you have removed the contaminants–which settle at the bottom–from the tank
  3. Determine the capacity of the diesel tank. Add an appropriate amount of a diesel tank cleaning solution. Add a diesel tank cleaning solution that is ULSD (Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel) compliant.
  4. Fill the tank with diesel fuel. Return any clean fuel from the top of the container if you used the drain. The top of the container will have clean diesel if it hasn’t been mixed.
  5. Dispose of any contaminants and unclean fuel in an approved manner. Check businesses listed in phone directories under waste products. If you can’t find any, contact your county government for information about approved methods of disposing of hazardous waste.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

GMC Fuel Tanks  for your

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Side-mounted fuel tanks can be another way to help you save money on fuel during a long trip. The type of fuel tank you get will depend on the make and model of your heavy duty truck. Many companies have GM fuel tanks available as well as tanks for other truck brands. One of the main reasons getting a side-mounted fuel tank installed will help you save money is that you won’t have to stop as often to get gas. Stopping and starting your vehicle, along with having an idling engine, can decrease your gas mileage. The longer you can go without having to refuel, the more money you will save. To find the right side-mounted fuel tank for your truck, contact a company like SouthTowns Specialties, LLC