Long-range fuel tank.

Submitted: Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 11:57
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My previous long-range tank was a nuisance. First it developed a leak. Then the fuel pump had trouble to get the stuff to the motor. After much frustration it was discovered that a filter inside the tank was clogged. And not long after cleaning it did the same again.
Question: are there better tanks - with a good reputation and known for quality?
Cheers - Klaus and Rusty
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Reply By: Member - Tony & Julie (FNQ) - Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 12:08

Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 12:08
It sounds like it is not a tank problem, more a poor fuel quality issue. Remove the filter from the tank and replace it with an external one where you can see it & check with ease. I have a basic alloy tank to which I have added an electric pump to transfer fuel to the main tank and an external filter. I have had it block a couple of times and I can see when it is a problem take it off and clean it out.

You did not say what brand your tank was etc - not much info to go on. Cheers Tony
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Follow Up By: Member - Klaus J (NSW) - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 14:51

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 14:51
Thanks Tony,
my tank was custom-built. I had the suspicion that the blockage was caused by internal corrosion.
Being often in the middle of nowhere draining the tank is no real option. On top of that - I am technically rather helpless. To rely on a known good brand would ease my headaches.
Greetings - Klaus and Rusty
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Reply By: Member - John G- Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 11:45

Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 11:45
G'day Klaus

We have a Longranger 115l tank on a hilux. have had it for 5 years with no problems at all.

Cheers
John
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Follow Up By: Member - Klaus J (NSW) - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 14:54

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 14:54
Lucky John - and please tell me where did you get 'age is nothing; waking up is everything '?
Is it your own wisdom? If so, I would like to add it to the Quotations section on my website.
Cheers - Klaus
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Follow Up By: Member - John G- Monday, May 18, 2009 at 16:22

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 16:22
G'day Klaus

It is original, but that's not to say that somewhere in the recesses of my brain there's a trace from something similar from someone far more erudite. Still, I'm happy to be quoted. I doubt that it will attract any plagiarism accusations.

I haven't even bothered to put it on my own website - thanks for the thought and good luck with the fuel tank

Cheers
John
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Follow Up By: Member - Klaus J (NSW) - Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 10:50

Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 10:50
Hi John, I know all about those recesses. Mine are full of goodies, like 'When I grow up I want to be a little boy'. Often wondered if such pearl actually could have grown on my own manure. Now I found out it's Joseph Heller's. Must have read it before my brain wandered off.
Shall list your quote under 'Anonymous' - unless you tell me what follows after John's "G"...
Cheers - Klaus and Rusty
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Reply By: Member - Bucky, the "Mexican"- Monday, May 18, 2009 at 05:50

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 05:50
Klaus
Fitted a Brown-Davis long range tank in the Patrol.
Saved $300 by fitting it myself, ( it's easy )

Never had an isue.
Hope I still can say that after our trip thru the Canning, and the Kimberley's. That should test it.

Cheers
Bucky
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Follow Up By: Member - Klaus J (NSW) - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 14:56

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 14:56
Hi Bucky, wish you a fine trip and a healthy tank. Obviously, you are technically very clever. I am NOT.
Cheers - Klaus
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Reply By: joff1 - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 21:56

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 21:56
G'day Klaus, I have a 170ltr "Out of Town" brand that ARB sell. I'm the second owner, the first running it in a petrol cruiser now me in a diesel.

I have had no issues with it, bloody heavy though LOL.
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Follow Up By: Member - Klaus J (NSW) - Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 10:53

Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 10:53
Thanks Joff1 - have heard 'Out Of Town' mentioned several times. They must be good and I shall go there for my next tank (and yes, they are heavy - especially when full!).
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