sub tank nissan patrol replacement

Submitted: Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 14:30
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hi
im looking into what is the best option
i would like to replace the sub tank on my gu patrol (30lts)
with something much more benificial, you can get these replaced with a tank which holds 80lts, anyone out there with one with any comments?
i am in WA i believe K&N fabrications may do what i want?
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 14:31

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 14:31
Comments, they cost a fortune!
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Reply By: Tony - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 14:37

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 14:37
From what I have found it is about the same cost to replace the main tank 155 lt as it does the aux 75 lt, at around $800 each. Awfull lot of jerry cans for an extra 45 lts.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 14:51

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 14:51
Very much my thoughts... 20ltr jerry $10...x 3 = 60ltr for $30....
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Reply By: theratt - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 14:52

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 14:52
i realize there expensive but so are winchs,roller draws,hf radios,snorkels,bulbars and the list goes on and on, what i need is fuel ,i dont like stuffing around with jerry cans
and im limited on space, and need my vehicle for long range outback touring
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Follow Up By: Tony - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 15:04

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 15:04
I get the same from my wife when I tell her I need more range.
(keep it clean)

If you are doing the Canning a 80lt aux will still not be enough, the bare min. would need to have 180lts and that is no side trips to wells etc just the main track.

There is not to many other long trips that you need a tank that only holds an extra 40-50 lts.
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Follow Up By: Tony - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 15:10

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 15:10
Mate if don't like stuffin around replace both.
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Reply By: GUPatrol - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 15:21

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 15:21
I agree with Truckster, however if that is what you want....
Also I heard a lot of bad stories about after market fuel tanks that crack...
ARB now does both tanks 145L for the main and 75L for the sub
Will
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 15:44

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 15:44
I also had heard the bad stories plus a Mechanic a Weipa I was chatting to said they give no end of trouble. 200km later the bracket that held the tank in broke and the front of the tank cracked. Lucky I had ratchet tiedowns and silastic!!
But I would of found it difficult to carry more jerry cans so there are pro's and cons.
Leroy
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Reply By: Hilly - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 16:38

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 16:38
K & N make an excellent product and I've heard no problems from about 4 guys at work that purchased them. The advantage is that they are local and you can see the tanks being made if you go to the factory/showroom. I agree with all other comments though. It is a lot of money for the equivalent of 2 jerry cans but the convenience is what you are paying for.

Cheers,

Hilly
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Follow Up By: Pauly - Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 23:08

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 23:08
G'day mate

where abouts is k&n situated?

cheers paul
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Follow Up By: theratt - Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 23:39

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 23:39
Pauly K&N are at Martin place Canning Vale not far from Terlin Outbacker Communications
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Reply By: Member - David - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 16:45

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 16:45
theratt,
Forgett about the doom sayers ,you'll hear bad stories about every accessory. I have a GQ and had a Long Ranger aux tank fitted prior to our trip ,Plenty,Boggy Hole, Simpson etc. Worked great ,yes they're expensive and as mentioned so is every other bloody four wheel drive accessory. If you're like me and have to fit in two adults and two children you don't want to carry fuel inside(not enough room anyway) and who needs all that weight up top on a roof rack.Just do some reserch with regards price, construction, reputation and have it fitted you won't regret it.
Cheers David
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Follow Up By: theratt - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 19:11

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 19:11
thanks david and hilly for some positive feedback, that i was hoping to get, i was beginning to think there wasnt any serious off roaders out there.
ill check out K&N as they fitted my twin wheel carries(excellent product)

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 00:25

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 00:25
Sorry my feedback wasn't positive!! And sorry for not being a 'serious off roader'!! If you are only after positive feedback there really is no point to posting a question as you only want to hear what you want to hear.
Leroy
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Reply By: Member - Hugh (WA) - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 23:37

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 23:37
Hi Theratt,

I've a mate who has fitted K&N tanks w/out problems. As you say, space is certainly saved with chassis mounted tanks. When jerry cans are empty, they still take up the same space, which if at a premium may be a problem. We all have different priorities, so if you want replacement tanks then spoil your self.

I was researching same topic and came across quite a good concept which I think would work really well if you have a roof rack. This is Turtlepac flexible tank bladders - Australian made too. They come in various sizes (50L to 500L), and when empty pack roll up to minimal package. If roof rack mounted, they provide for gravity feed via tap arrangement. I don't know if anyone else has used these but they appear to be another option. The attached link refers

Turtlepac Tanks

Hugh
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Follow Up By: Johnad - Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 00:45

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 00:45
What happens if said vehicle rolls over.......boom!!!!

I like to keep my fuel where the nissan god intended it to be...in fuel tanks, whether it be standard or longrange. Not on roof racks or behind the vehicle.

Im currently looking at longranger (ARB) or the Brown Davis product (they have 10% off this month). Keep me posted Theratt, let me know what you get.
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Reply By: southworksGU - Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 15:04

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 15:04
many 4wheelers are runnin around with jerries on the roof never heard of the diesel kaboom
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