Troopy replacement fuel tank

Submitted: Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 11:40
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Hi All, Can anyone help me out here or point me in the right direction? I have a 97 troopy without aux fuel tank. I have been looking for a replacement for the original tank of about 150l and not having much luck. Can find plenty of replacement tanks for the aux but I would like to keep the spare underneath if at all possible.
Regards, Peter
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Reply By: Troopie - Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 15:25

Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 15:25
Heya
Cant help with a replacement of the main tank - but I know that LRA make a belly tank that fits in front of the main tank. It holds 95 litres and pumps into the main tank at the flick of a switch.

I'm about to get one fitted to my 2001 model so it will have three tanks and 275 litres capacity. I couldn't fit a replacement Aux tank as there is a water tank occupying some fo the space.

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Reply By: Cruisergxl - Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 17:30

Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 17:30
Here is a list of available tanks from 4WD Sytems.

http://www.4wdsystems.com.au/html/tanks.htm

I came across this as I noticed they do a replacement main tank for the 80 series at 190L.

Not sure that they have one for the 97 troopie, they have them for 70, 73 and 75s

Cheers,

Chris
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 18:21

Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 18:21
The extra tank would go behind the existing front tank over the rear tailshaft I would imagine. Which would involve removing/relocating the muffler and exhaust which in some states (should be all of them as we are operating under National rules) would be illegal to have a left hand side exiting exhaust.
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 18:41

Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 18:41
Peter,
The exhaust already exit from the left hand side of the 78 series. I don't think that it is a law, what about all the vehicles with dual exhaust , BMW X5, Range Rover( I think ). Early model Rodeo's that the Police used in NSW had there exhaust on the left.

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Follow Up By: Peter 2 - Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 19:09

Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 19:09
Wayne what I meant is that it would exit out the side, in front of the rear wheel as the space where it currently runs is taken up by the 3rd fuel tank.
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