Long range fuel tank

Hi all

Contemplating a long range fuel tank for the triton (05 MK 2.8TD dual cab). Has anyone fitted one? Any suggestions on suitable brands? Any other options (fitting a separate tank as a sub tank)?

Stef
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Reply By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 04, 2010 at 13:06

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2010 at 13:06
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If you google "long range fuel tank" all the info will be revealed.
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Reply By: Member - Roo H (WA) - Wednesday, Aug 04, 2010 at 13:26

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2010 at 13:26
I have a Long Ranger tank (136ltrs) in my MK ('97 V6) which has been great. I only experienced 1 problem (though it didn't cause any drama) which was a plastic fuel valve on top of the tank became damaged due to the limited room above the tank to the floor, so ended up being crushed. A new valve cost about $85, so I fitted 4mm worth of washes to the mounting points to give more clearance. 10 years later it's still going great. I imagine the MK Triton's chassis would have remained the same/very similar throughout the range, so hope this is worth considering.
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Reply By: Shaker - Wednesday, Aug 04, 2010 at 15:11

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2010 at 15:11
I think Ironman do a long range tank for the Triton now.
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Reply By: Member - Ray C (VIC) - Wednesday, Aug 04, 2010 at 19:54

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2010 at 19:54
Hi Stef, I have just bought a tank from long range Automotive, They are made in Lilydale Victoria They have distributors all over the country . This weekends job is to fit it I will let you know how it goes.

Ray
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Follow Up By: Stefandsal - Sunday, Aug 22, 2010 at 17:26

Sunday, Aug 22, 2010 at 17:26
Hi Ray

How did the fitting of the tank go? I've just picked one up & am thinking of doing it during the week. Any tricks I need to know? It's a 140Ltr. How did you extend the sender & float arms? Oxy?
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Reply By: petesgq - Friday, Aug 06, 2010 at 11:50

Friday, Aug 06, 2010 at 11:50
Hi look in to a long range fuel tank for my GU but after a lot of reasearch I found that they all have faults and wont hold up to serious desert travel. I didnt want all my eggs in one basket so i went with high quality jerry cans instead and it has been great with good flexibilty.
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Reply By: Member - Ray C (VIC) - Sunday, Aug 22, 2010 at 20:44

Sunday, Aug 22, 2010 at 20:44
Hi Steff , all went well but I was very lucky that I had access to a Hoist. Yes you will need an oxy , another pair of hands wouldn't go astray. you have to remove the tail shaft and exhaust, extend the float arm and low fuel light switch .Make sure the float arm doesn't touch any part of the tank as mine does.My tank gets very close to the left hand front spring pin I think I might have to grind a bit of the thread off. other than that you should have no probs. Sorry I didn't get back to you earlier,?Haven't been on for a while. Cheers Ray
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Follow Up By: Member - Ray C (VIC) - Monday, Aug 23, 2010 at 20:23

Monday, Aug 23, 2010 at 20:23
Hi Steff , With the float arm you need to cut it and extend it about 86mm ( dont quote me on that measurement ) everything came in the kit. I used silver solder to weld the arm together. Good Luck, Ray.
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