Difference between dual cab Hilux and 4-Runner

Submitted: Sunday, Aug 08, 2004 at 16:24
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How come you can get auxiliary fuel tanks for the 4-Runner but only replacement fuel tanks for the hilux??? Is it possible to get an auxiliary fuel tank for a diesel dualcab hilux?

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Reply By: Tripp'n Around - Sunday, Aug 08, 2004 at 17:39

Sunday, Aug 08, 2004 at 17:39
Hi Mike and Mary

Hubby is at work so I can't ask him.
We owned a 1985/96 dual cab diesel Hilux but we took the original tank out and put an aluminum long range tank instead.
Worked a treat.
I can't remember what we paid for it back in 1987/88, sorry.

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Reply By: Leroy - Sunday, Aug 08, 2004 at 17:46

Sunday, Aug 08, 2004 at 17:46

If you can't find an off the shelf aux tank you will find the big tank manufactures will custom make a tank for your truck and not much more than a replacement tank. Mate had one made for his Rodeo to sit where the spare was under the tub.

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Reply By: W from Jerilderie Motors Pty Ltd - Sunday, Aug 08, 2004 at 18:21

Sunday, Aug 08, 2004 at 18:21
Not sure but 2 things come to mind
1) Maybe feet room in rear seat of 4 Runner necessitates aux tank position
2) Maybe not so much profit in hilux for manufacturer compared to 4 Runner & they don,t believe it justifies it
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Reply By: pjd - Sunday, Aug 08, 2004 at 20:23

Sunday, Aug 08, 2004 at 20:23
if you want to re route your exhaust get another std tank & fit it to the other side much cheaper or mount a tank where the spare is & make a spare wheel carrier
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Reply By: itisi - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 05:38

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 05:38
Check out 4WD Systems in Adelaide, they seem to know which aux tanks are interchangeable between hilux, forerunner and surfs.

Or go to www.toyotasurf.asn.au/techsite/body.htm
for some ideas on fitting other tanks


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Reply By: Member - Scooby (WA) - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 10:40

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 10:40
I have a 110 litre aux. tank in my Hilux Dualcab. It is mounted where the spare is and the spare sits in the tray. The tank feeds through a six port valve so I can draw fuel from either tank. The fuel level reads on the standard gauge, so if I am using the aux. tank the fuel level in that tank is displayed. This setup was fabricated and fitted by K&N fabrications in Perth and works well. Not cheap though.
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