auxilliary fuel tanks

Submitted: Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 13:33
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ARB has recently released a 70ltr replacement tank (manufactured by Out Of Town FWD) for the td GU 30 ltr sub tank. Has anybody any experience with these tanks, any problems, has anybody installed one themselves ? Any comments appreciated.
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 13:36

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 13:36
Stevo,

What price are they?

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
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Follow Up By: Stevo - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 13:40

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 13:40
Melissa
I've negotiated with ARB to supply two @ $530 each.
The manufacturer told me that everything that is needed to install is supplied along with comprehensive instructions. No drilling required !
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 14:56

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 14:56
Steve,

Careful with that, I installed a LRT night before last, and the tolerances, and holes are a nightmare, there is less than 2mm all round the tank, and I have 1 knuckle left! We were that close on holes, that we were going to oval out the holes, as they were really that close to not fitting..
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Follow Up By: stevo - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 19:11

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 19:11
Bruce,
I fiitted a Brown Davis 78ltr subtank to my GQ and had to remove it twice over the years. The biggest P@#ck of a job i've ever done. So I understand where you are coming from. Hence the reason for asking if anyone has fitted the tank in question.
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Reply By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 17:47

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 17:47
Stevo why 2 subs? where you putting the second? I looked at replacing sub tank on my 3.0ltd but brought 145 ltr long ranger for main & had fitted for $1100 better value. Also off subject had dtronic fitted today what a difference . No turbo lag Goes like a shower of s***.Regards Bob
Wish i was still here / Gulf in July
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Follow Up By: Member - Bigbear - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 18:19

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 18:19
Can you elaborate on dtronic. What is it and what was the cost.

Countin the days till I head northBush Bappo's 4WD Club
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Follow Up By: stevo - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 19:17

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 19:17
BJ, I'm actually replacing the existing 30ltr subtack with the 70 ltr. From all the pricings I've been given for the various replacement subs and main tanks, on a "litre for litre" basis the option is by far the best value.
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Follow Up By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 20:41

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 20:41
Bigbear, Safari Dtronic is an aftermarket ECU that replaces original ECU . It improves performance greatly, no more turbo lag ,
smother acceleration, check it out on their web site. Cost $1495 fitted from TJM Kings Park Regards Bob
Wish i was still here / Gulf in July
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Reply By: Jim - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 20:09

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 20:09
Stevo, I replaced my rear tank but now the new one does not have a protective shield. It also means more weight at the rear end. I now am more careful if I'm travelling over rocks.

At the time, I could not get a sub-tank that did not include the modification of the chassis. If I did it again, I would certaily look at this tank that you have found. It is also cheaper!

Cheers jim
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Reply By: Member - AndrewPatrol - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 19:43

Friday, May 16, 2003 at 19:43
How do they manage to more than double the size of the tank and still fit it under???????????? does it decrease clearance????
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Reply By: Member - Richard- Friday, May 23, 2003 at 14:13

Friday, May 23, 2003 at 14:13
I have one of the Out of Town tanks fitted to my Frontera. Seems a good product and the service by Out of Town was great.

Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Wombat (Vic) - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 18:24

Friday, May 23, 2003 at 18:24
Richard,

Did you have it fitted or was it DIY? Would like to add one to my Triton but don't have the time or inclination to do it myself.

WombatLive today as if there may be no tomorrow
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Follow Up By: Member - Richard- Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 16:22

Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 16:22
They did for me but looking at it it does not appear to be difficult. On the Frontera there are already existing mountings fitted at the back for a tank. I think in America they do not allow tanks behind the rear axle so the primary tank was moved to under the kerbside passenger seat. The extra tank fitted at the rear has been fashioned so it does not effect the departure angle. The only thing I might have had to get someone else to do was the electrics. All I know about electricity is it hurts. There is a small pump to be wired in with a switch on the dash. The existing fuel gauge was rewired so with the flick of a switch I can check the fuel amount in each tank. I do not have to pump very often as splashing between the tanks seems to do most of the work.
By the way are you diesel or petrol. If you are petrol then a gas conversion should be considered. I would have liked to have put on gas but Holden do not do it and I was told that the Isuzu engine in the Frontera costs a lot of money ($3000 plus) to convert to gas. The fuel tank cost me $1100 fitted.
Hope this helps.
Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Wombat (Vic) - Monday, May 26, 2003 at 10:46

Monday, May 26, 2003 at 10:46
Richard,
Thanks for the info - will look into it. I'm currently petrol and have entertained the thought of LPG but there is a strong rumour that the excise on LPG will be raised in 2005 to bring the price more in line with ULP (see post 4938). This would negate any potential cost savings.Live today as if there may be no tomorrow
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