Printable Version | Subscribe | Add to Favourites
New Topic New Poll New Reply
Author: Subject: creating a bigger fuel tank?
number-1

posted on 23/6/18 at 08:41 PM Reply With Quote
creating a bigger fuel tank?

Does anyone know if theres a way to increase fuel tank size by adding a header tank? Theres no room to get a bigger tank in so my thought was to add another tank higher up that links into the original. The header will be gravity fed as the lower tank will house the pump. Any ideas or suggestions? Its just an idea at the moment to see if its do able

N1

[Edited on 23/6/18 by number-1]

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
MikeR

posted on 23/6/18 at 10:12 PM Reply With Quote
What's the aim? Could you just carry a plastic 5l or metal 10 / 20l tank?
View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
number-1

posted on 23/6/18 at 10:36 PM Reply With Quote
Carrying a gerry can is do able but not the safest. The aim is to make a bigger tank to make the car more useable on the road and potentially doubling the range between fill ups
View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
pekwah1

posted on 24/6/18 at 09:50 AM Reply With Quote
Lose some of the boot and build it upwards?
View User's Profile E-Mail User View All Posts By User U2U Member
MikeR

posted on 24/6/18 at 06:31 PM Reply With Quote
This doesn't sound particularly safe but.... Get two extra fittings onto the top of the tank. Ideally one bigger than the other. Connect using fuel safe pipe the bigger to the bottom of the new tank and the smaller to the topk. Replace existing tank vent with bung. Add vent to new tank.

I'd guess the two new pipes need to be 25mm and 8mm. Hopefully fuel will naturally godown 25mm and air will escape via 8mm. You could do 8mm and 8mm but think how long it will take to fill up both tanks to full.

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member

New Topic New Poll New Reply


go to top






Website design and SEO by Studio Montage

All content 2001-16 LocostBuilders. Reproduction prohibited
Opinions expressed in public posts are those of the author and do not necessarily represent
the views of other users or any member of the LocostBuilders team.
Running XMB 1.8 Partagium [ 2002 XMB Group] on Apache under CentOS Linux
Founded, built and operated by ChrisW.