Long Range tanks for GU Patrols

Submitted: Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 23:48
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Hello All,

I am fairly new to this so please bare with me. I have just purchased a 1998 GU Patrol on duel fuel. Is there a long range petrol tank I can fit to replace the smaller petrol tank left after the conversion, and if so where is the best place to purchase one? I live near Geelong south of Melbourne. Also why do Patrols take out the big petrol tank whilst Toyota take out the small petrol tank when they are converted to gas? Are the gas tanks any difference in size? Thanks in advance for any help I receive.

Cheers

Rusty
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Reply By: rolande- Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 23:54

Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 23:54
G'Day Rusty,

If I had the choice I would go with the largest gas tank, rather than petrol, you can find. Getting gas is no problem if you don't drive a diesel, and the economy / payback will be quicker for the gas tank. There is a guy in Thompson's Rd, just up from the bakery who has a pile of gas tanks he can't give away, may be worth a visit.

Rolande
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Follow Up By: JLD - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 00:06

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 00:06
Thanks Rolande,

I actually work just up from there off Thompsons Rd (Sharon Crt). I was looking at Turbo Diesel but for the amount of time away as oppsed to driving to work and back, the running costs made the decision for me. That and the fact that I found a 1998 Patrol on duel fuel for $18990. I am going to pick up the car tomorrow. I am a little nervous with the car having 350,000 klms on the clock, but it comes with a 3 year unlimited klms warranty covering everything (supposedly). It has never been off road and has been owned by the one guy who travelled Victoria as a rep.

Rusty
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Reply By: JLD - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 00:18

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 00:18
Sorry, just quickly, if the long range tank isn't an option for reasons I have read in other posts, like splitting, has anyone had any problems carrying petrol in jerry cans? Just wondering because it is more volatile than carrying deisel around in jerries.

Rusty
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Reply By: peterK - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 08:00

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 08:00
Rusty
You should be able to replace the fuel tank (I think it would be 40l) with a larger one without too many problems. The replacement wil be around 65 - 80 L, depending on which company you use.

Some links are (but there are a few other places:
4wdsystems
oppositelock
Long Ranger

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Follow Up By: JLD - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 08:52

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 08:52
Thanks Peter,

I will look into it a bit further.

Rusty
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Follow Up By: peterK - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 09:05

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 09:05
Rusty
Just a quick thing, when you look at the Long Ranger site - I dont think it list the GU Aux tank - but I am sure they have one (I have both their tanks on my GQ)
Its not cheap, but after its done its one of those things that you are glad you did. At a minimum its 2 less jerry cans to worry about - Jerries are cheaper but I hate carrying them - especially Unleaded.

A hunt around wreckers would probably be useful, because in some cases people get the larger tank put in as part of the gas conversion - also GQs needed the Aux tank installed (as most only had a main tank). Never tried it but I think there would be a good chance a GQ aux could go in a GU (someone else may be able to comment whether or not it can be done)
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Reply By: DeanoNSW - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 08:56

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 08:56
Try Long Range Automotive. They used to be in Lilydale. If there is any possibility of getting a tank for it, they will make it to suit. You might psy s bit, but they are good quality tanks.
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 15:58

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 15:58
they are sstill there ive had no trouble with mine

steve
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Follow Up By: JLD - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 20:58

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 20:58
Thanks All for the advice.

Rusty
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 23:08

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 23:08
I have replaced the SUB tank in my GU with an 80ltr long range tank. Just go to the sites as shown above .
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

Cheers Dodg.

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