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Old May 10th, 2010, 11:23 AM
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Factory Aux. Fuel Tank?

During my "wandering" today I ran across this on the ECR website:

"Extra fuel tanks:
A few very early 1994 NAS Defender 90s came with a second fuel tank on the passenger side, under the passenger seat, much like the Euro Defender. These were factory installed and are correct."


http://http://www.eastcoastrover.com/INFOD90.html

Like my pal Ron, I thought I knew just about everything there was to know about NAS 90's. I've known a few people to add auxiliary fuel tanks, BUT I've never seen a factory fitted NAS aux. tank. I'm curious know how this was set-up. Questions:

1. Was it set-up to pump fuel back to the main tank?
2. How was the tank select set-up (i.e., switching between the 2)?
3. Is the fuel filler fitted on the tub side (like a euro) or is it on the seat box, or elsewhere? (There used to be an aux. tank "kit" on the market that that had the extra filler spout in front of the wheel in the passenger side rear wheel well.)
4. What kind of tank (metal, plastic)?
5. How many extra gallons of fuel does it hold?
6. Anybody have pictures of one of these NAS 90's fitted with a factory aux. tanks?

Perhaps Mike could shed some light on this. Thanks to all for indulging my curiosity.
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This is the only purported factory aux tank NAS truck I have seen in person. Might want to ask rbees.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=23675
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Old May 10th, 2010, 12:29 PM
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We just had a 1994 ST D90 that had the setup i think...you are referring to. James Brown on the board here has it now. It was a steel tank that bolted under the passenger side and had a transfer pump to the main tank. the filler neck was in the rear wheel well under the truck... Cool setup but i'm not sure it was LR original...
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This is the only purported factory aux tank NAS truck I have seen in person. Might want to ask rbees.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=23675

Hmm......cosmetically, I'm not a big fan of the 2 fuel fillers on the rear tub side. Interesting though....a summer research project.

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We just had a 1994 ST D90 that had the setup i think...you are referring to. James Brown on the board here has it now. It was a steel tank that bolted under the passenger side and had a transfer pump to the main tank. the filler neck was in the rear wheel well under the truck... Cool setup but i'm not sure it was LR original...
Kelly,

This sounds like the one that British Pacific used to sell. Not sure if they do anymore.
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We just had a 1994 ST D90 that had the setup i think...you are referring to. James Brown on the board here has it now. It was a steel tank that bolted under the passenger side and had a transfer pump to the main tank. the filler neck was in the rear wheel well under the truck... Cool setup but i'm not sure it was LR original...

My truck has this, too.
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That looks like it was added. It uses the Euro Body pieces, but the forward fill is riveted in place, not spot welded like the rear one. I remember reading about some doing this, but it was a long time ago. I don't know if it was in combination with the BP tank kit, or using s factory tank, my memory is a tad blurry..
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That looks like it was added. It uses the Euro Body pieces, but the forward fill is riveted in place, not spot welded like the rear one. I remember reading about some doing this, but it was a long time ago. I don't know if it was in combination with the BP tank kit, or using s factory tank, my memory is a tad blurry..
Yes, I did this (riveted-added mount).
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Was there an option like this for 110's?
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Was there an option like this for 110's?
Not on NAS's from that factory, that I'm aware of. Perhaps on a LR Special Vehicles division request? There are a couple of aftermarket aux. fuel tanks available for 110's. (examples below)

http://www.thelongranger.com.au/defe...efueltank.html

http://www.safari-equip.co.uk/index.php?page=11
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During my "wandering" today I ran across this on the ECR website:

"Extra fuel tanks:
A few very early 1994 NAS Defender 90s came with a second fuel tank on the passenger side, under the passenger seat, much like the Euro Defender. These were factory installed and are correct."


http://http://www.eastcoastrover.com/INFOD90.html

Like my pal Ron, I thought I knew just about everything there was to know about NAS 90's. I've known a few people to add auxiliary fuel tanks, BUT I've never seen a factory fitted NAS aux. tank. I'm curious know how this was set-up. Questions:

1. Was it set-up to pump fuel back to the main tank?
2. How was the tank select set-up (i.e., switching between the 2)?
3. Is the fuel filler fitted on the tub side (like a euro) or is it on the seat box, or elsewhere? (There used to be an aux. tank "kit" on the market that that had the extra filler spout in front of the wheel in the passenger side rear wheel well.)
4. What kind of tank (metal, plastic)?
5. How many extra gallons of fuel does it hold?
6. Anybody have pictures of one of these NAS 90's fitted with a factory aux. tanks?

Perhaps Mike could shed some light on this. Thanks to all for indulging my curiosity.
The information came to me from DAP in VT.
They said they had a NAS 90 there that had a factory front tank. I believe it to be the same white truck in the images as I recall it having a super-low NAS #.

But.... now having seen the pictures of the truck I have serious doubts that it was a factory job.

I'd need to see some documentation that it was done at the factory now and I will be changing the ECR site to remove the aux. tank ref. (as it just doesn't look factory built to me... buit I've been wrong before).
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The information came to me from DAP in VT.
They said they had a NAS 90 there that had a factory front tank. I believe it to be the same white truck in the images as I recall it having a super-low NAS #.

But.... now having seen the pictures of the truck I have serious doubts that it was a factory job.

I'd need to see some documentation that it was done at the factory now and I will be changing the ECR site to remove the aux. tank ref. (as it just doesn't look factory built to me... buit I've been wrong before).

LOL I was thinking that was pretty clean for a factory rover job., I mean the rivets are painted. We could find out by seeing if it has two layers of paint or not.
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LOL I was thinking that was pretty clean for a factory rover job., I mean the rivets are painted. We could find out by seeing if it has two layers of paint or not.
That truck has been repainted.
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Oh, well in that case ... but I doubt they ever made a two fuel filler stamped body side so I don't see how else they could do it.
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I will be changing the ECR site to remove the aux. tank ref. (as it just doesn't look factory built to me... buit I've been wrong before).
Well, there you go....thought I was on to something "exciting and new".....granted "old exciting and new". Oh well. Thanks for clearing that up Mike!
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