SEMA 2020: Driven Diesel’s Fuel Tank / Pre-Pump Kit (Hutch Mod)

I think we can all agree when I say that the fuel these days isn’t what it used to be. With that being said, it is important that we protect our investment. So what if you haven’t upgraded injectors, turbos, or anything like that. Even stock parts are expensive and the fuel we put in these trucks daily could be contaminated. Driven Diesel sees this and offers a great insurance policy.

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 “air leaks” in the fuel circuit before the electric fuel pump (suction side) and add additional fuel filtration,” said Gary Manscher, in Strictly Diesel Marketing. “The air in diesel fuel causes noisy operation and can damage the fuel injectors. This kit fits both the Super Duty Trucks and Excursions.”

If you aren’t running any sort of auxiliary fuel filter/lift pump combo, this is a must-have.

This Kit Includes:

• 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
• 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

"We make every attempt possible to source and use as much U.S. made product/material as we possibly can...as long as doing so doesn't sacrifice the quality of the final product. Items marked with a * above have been modified or assembled by U.S. workers in a U.S. shop. Items marked with ** above were ENTIRELY produced from U.S. material, in U.S. shops, by U.S. workers. We can't always control where every component of one of our products comes from, but you count on us to keep looking for ways to increase the % of American Made parts and materials in the products that we produce."- Strictly Diesel Team

“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 hose we’ve chosen to use. 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.”

NOTE: We DO NOT OFFER this kit without the filter due to a lack of interest from customers and the high importance of a quality pre-pump filter. This kit is NOT required with installations utilizing an AirDog or FASS.

For more information about Strictly Diesel and the rest of their parts they offer for our trucks, be sure and head over to their website here.

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Artie Maupin

Artie Maupin is from Southeast Missouri and has an extreme passion for anything diesel. He loves drag racing of all kinds, as well as sled pulling competitions.
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