'00 Hilux long range tank

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 11:17
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G'day all

Am interested in hearing other hilux owners experiences with fitting long range tanks to a 2000 Dual Cab 3L Diesel Hilux.

What brands and how many litres do they hold? Will the original fuel gague be accurate?

Thanks in advance
Jack
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Reply By: Wisey (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 17:47

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 17:47
Hey Jac00,
not sure if ours are the same BWTH. I put a 140Lt? in my 94 mod xtracab. 2.8L, (3L motor non turbo) I'm not sure of the brand but had a hell of a time fitting it on my own in the driveway, rang the guy I bought it from ( works at Toyota retailer, mechanic) to make sure I was not getting a dud, he came over to assist. Using OE gauge I get about 450k from top of tank and then it shows, 1,100K from a good city run down to minimum, av 1000k from most tanks.
Best of luck
Regards. AW
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Reply By: Russ - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 20:28

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 20:28
Jack ,
I have an 89 lux diesel, not turbo. Made many enq. re long range tank. Best value both for tank and fitting was ARB ($910), but, then the suspension needed doing. Had ARB do it, OME - $2,100. Then the tail shaft bearing needed doing etc, $550. Had a knocking type noise in diff. I wanted it fixed - $1,200. All fixed. I love my ute, it feels a little different to drive now, so only time will tell.

But as far as the tank goes, 130L, it is great. I get about 1200+km from it. Guage is not the same, takes a bit of getting use to. They told me that the needle would not start moving until half the tank was used. Not so. Just takes a bit of getting use to.

I am not sorry for having fitted the tank and all the resulting work.

Good luck.

Russ
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Reply By: time waster - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 21:46

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 21:46
For $350 you can have a sheet metal shop make you a tank to your size to fit in the back of the ute.

Thats if you dont mind losing a bit of space.

Mine ended up from wheel arch to wheel arch 400mm high 500mm deep which holds 150lt of diesel plus the standard 66lt in main tank.

Another option
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Reply By: floyd - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 19:43

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 19:43
I have a 99 Hilux 3.0 litre. I fitted a 115 long ranger when the truck was brand new. It fits really neat and looks good. It was from memory about $750.00 from ARB in Melb. My range was extended to 950 kms per tank (country). Since getting an aftermarket turbo this has increased the range to 1100. The turbo has turned a pretty sluggish motor into a real performer with great economy as the bonus.

The extra weight when full is noticeable and the fuel guage still works perfectly. Just stays on full for about 350 kms and then works like a normal tank. Cannot fault the tank. Has taken a few hits on rocks on the front edge and has just left a few small dents. looks more solid than the original tank.
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