Long Ranger Tanks

Submitted: Friday, May 21, 2004 at 10:27
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Hi
I am considering installing a Long Ranger fuel tank (from ARB) in my truck in prep for a WA Trip.,
This is a 60 litre tank that sits up above the spare tyre and gravity feeds to the main tank. (truck is a fuel injected 1995 4Runner)

Any one have info as to whether this is a good tank or not?

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Reply By: The Banjo - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 12:06

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 12:06
No, but make sure you can personally guarantee that there's no detritus left in there before its installed. Some tank buyers have found to their high cost that swarf and other greeblies get left in by some makers (hard to believe - not ARB I guess) and end up wrecking the in-tank fuel pumps.
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Follow Up By: serferoz - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 13:17

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 13:17
thanks for that Banjo.
Not that I have any idea what you mean by "swarf and greeblies" Ha ha ( i'm guessing to do with welding left overs?) I will keep that in mind. I was worried because I've heard various people talking about tanks splitting and other things.
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Follow Up By: The Banjo - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 13:49

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 13:49
Indeed....welding/cutting/machining etc bits of metal left in the tank - damned amazing - bloke had to have serious fuel system maintenance on a trip (twice even). That aside, the idea of extra fuel below is a good one, though I choose to carry mine on the camper in jerries (to distribute the weight across 6 wheels). If there is no the extra tank seems the only way.....like everything I guess, whatever it is we do for remote trips, we have to check it ourselves.
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Follow Up By: Ian B - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 20:44

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 20:44
I have a Long Ranger tank (in an 80) and have nothing but praise for the quality. Additionally I have seen others with LR tanks that have taken a beating and other than dents, they continue to function fine.

Given the location of your aux tank, I doubt it will see much damage, if any.

Ian B
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Follow Up By: sean - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 16:19

Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 16:19
My father had a long range tank fitted to his jackaroo. Weld debris caused fuel pump failure. Not warranty, and tank manufacturer who installed tank did not want to know about it. About 1200 to fix.

Sean
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Reply By: Moose - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 13:22

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 13:22
Did you search past posts because the issue of splitting was covered not long ago?
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 18:21

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 18:21
How much have you been quotes, I'm interested as I have a 95 Surf and want to fit my second spare under the back and a long range tank, that solution I have heard of before and sounds great, just unsure of costs.
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Follow Up By: serferoz - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 11:07

Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 11:07
Hey Jeff

ARB quoted $971 installed for the 60 litre tank
This is the one that is very non-tech. Sits above the spare tyre
,gravity feeds down to main tank. No extra fuel gauge - it just stays
on full for ages I guess. Only consideration is if doing majorly steep
inclines you may have the fuel wash back up and cause a stall
But I have only heard of that happening once. Hey, wouldnt be the
first all last stall on a steep bit though would it?
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Follow Up By: Jimbo (WA) - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 19:42

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 19:42
Jeff,

Since you're in WA, give K&N a ring to see if they make a tank for your Surf. Their # is 9456 4480.

I have a K&N 120 ltr replacement tank in my 2003 Hilux and am more than happy to recommend their service and tank to anyone (no affiliation etc....).

It re-uses all the original piping and fuel guage, and ground clearance isn't really effected. (The tank is actually a little lower than the original, but still not the lowest point under the car). My low fuel warning light works as usual, and the guage works for the "bottom half" of the tank - i.e. it stays on full for about 350 km and then starts to move.

Hope this info is useful,

The cost including fitting was $940.
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Reply By: Richard - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 21:42

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 21:42
have installed a 60L Long Ranger through ARB and tops up at 51/52litres. Uses a pump to transfer to the main tank. Fuel guage has some issues I need to sort out.
Does the job.
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Reply By: itldoo - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 01:23

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 01:23
Long Ranger is one of the best tanks on the market, and gravity fed is better than fuel pumps. Go for it. Uses your original fiuel guage etc. Long Ranger tanks are fabricated so that you do not loose any ground clearance etc. What more do you require.
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