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    Is there an official Excursion-specific install manual available for the V3? If so, where would I find it?

    thanks!
    Gary
    2003 7.3L Excursion - 213k
    1985 Mercedes 300D - 279k

  • #2
    i don't think so. The install for an EX shouldn't be any different than for a 250 other than the tank.

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    • #3
      there is an additional "draft" version out there for the tank & filler installation. It's not quite as detailed as the V3 manual, but still gets the job done. Shoot me a PM with your email address and I'll send it over to you. There are a few of us on here that have tackled the Excursion install, so if you have any questions, ask away.
      -Drew
      V3'd 2000 Excursion - gone but not forgotten
      2014 6.7L - smells nice

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      • #4
        Thanks, Drew - PM sent. I am thinking about trying to do my tank filler like Wilson did, without cutting the 2" hole in the frame and squeezing in the filler tube next to the stock diesel filler....

        Any comments/criticisms about doing it that way?

        thanks!
        Gary
        2003 7.3L Excursion - 213k
        1985 Mercedes 300D - 279k

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        • #5
          email sent.

          I've not seen Wilson's setup, so I can't comment directly on that. But since the filler port on the Excursion tank is pointing directly at the frame rail, I see no way of getting to it without capping that off and adding a separate filler port.
          -Drew
          V3'd 2000 Excursion - gone but not forgotten
          2014 6.7L - smells nice

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          • #6
            I think that's exactly what he did....see pic below with the new fill port added next to the vent. He closed off the original fill port...

            Gary
            2003 7.3L Excursion - 213k
            1985 Mercedes 300D - 279k

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            • #7
              yep that's what i did

              I would recommend it and the following steps:

              Move the stock fill toward the back of the rig by trimming the sheetmetal (make sure the cap still comes on and off easy).

              Angle the wvo fill neck towards the back slightly. This makes it easier to fill the truck.

              Use aluminum for fill neck and weld tabs to it. then use sheet metal screws to hold fill neck to housing area (like stock).

              get a plastic cap. Dont spend hours making a nice steel one like me ;-) . It works fine but I have seen bits of goo (polymerization) on it.

              Use 1" ID thin walled alum tubing for fill port. Any less and you won't be able to pump it in that fast.

              Let me know if you have any other ?'s I can talk about other little stuff I did too, mostly covered in that thread from powerstroke.org though.

              Good luck!
              2005 6.0l X
              V3 running 8/6/08
              40gal frame mounted tank

              Live by the grease, die by the grease

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              • #8
                Thanks Wilson,

                Any tips on finding a local welder to add the new port on the tank/close the old one if I decide to go this route? I don't have the welding skills needed

                thanks,
                Gary
                2003 7.3L Excursion - 213k
                1985 Mercedes 300D - 279k

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                • #9
                  GEOdad-

                  Actually, I just looked and that pic isn't correct. I didn't take any pictures after the new fill port was added. Just installed; here is the view from under the fill port looking into the back of the tank:



                  Fill port is in the upper left corner between the side wall and the fill breather.

                  Be careful welding there because the ball is plastic.

                  Also, I made straps for my tank. The way the tabs were welded on are wrong, after DFA tells you to bend them horizontal the load CAN rip the welds. At minimum another 90* tab should be welded under it+to it if you follow me.

                  Straps are easier and provide OEM level of safety iMO
                  2005 6.0l X
                  V3 running 8/6/08
                  40gal frame mounted tank

                  Live by the grease, die by the grease

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                  • #10
                    that's up to you...yellowpages!

                    Unless you want me to make a veggie trip :-)
                    2005 6.0l X
                    V3 running 8/6/08
                    40gal frame mounted tank

                    Live by the grease, die by the grease

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