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Old December 21st, 2009, 03:00 PM
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Defender OEM Aux tank info

So I see this aux tank (it appears to be about 10 gal) on ebay UK quite a bit, and talked about in some other Rover forums. Understand it installs under the passenger side seat (right side), and there are several different part number variants to this tank. I'm interested in getting one for expanding my capacity, but what are the pro's/con's to them, and how do they mount? they never sell with any mounting hardware, so how are they secured underneath the seatbox? I'm sure someone on here has them or has seen them.
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Old December 21st, 2009, 03:09 PM
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That looks to be a Euro D90 Tank. the filler would be in your back seat passengers lap I think.
I have one of these in my truck. http://www.safari-equip.co.uk/index.php?page=39
It could work in yours. Goes right between the filler and the stock tank. The biggest issue is that it looks pretty vulnerable. I haven't whacked it yet though.
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Old December 21st, 2009, 07:32 PM
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I've got a 90 with the side tank as stock and a custom rear tank. It's nice having 100 L of fuel on board without carrying cans. The side tank is very prone to taking a wack but there are some good heavy duty guards that work well to protect it. I've got the guard that paddock sells and am very happy with it.
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 12:14 AM
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from what I read, the tank I am referring to goes directly under the seatbox under the passenger seat, and the rearward fill line aims backward I believe to allow attachment to a second fill hose on the right rear quarterpanel. It's not exactly a side tank. If anybody has this tank as a second tank, I would certainly be interested in seeing pics of it. I'm most likely to go with an inline 10gal wing tank however, that goes in the right rear quarter panel space behind the wheel well.
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 01:12 AM
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I might be having one of these made for a customer in the near future. Do you want me to have a second done for you? Are you comfortable with the fill from the seatbox? It is really not possible to route a hose up to the stock rear fill. I would love to see information that proves me wrong though. Might make the tank longer and a bit more shallow. I have the correct outrigger to hang the tank from as well. It could be copied rather easily. Might even be able to be a bolt on mount.

Not really interested in making very many of these. Unless the $ to do it is good. But might get one done for you if you are interested Mark.
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 03:35 AM
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So I see this aux tank (it appears to be about 10 gal) on ebay UK quite a bit, and talked about in some other Rover forums. Understand it installs under the passenger side seat (right side), and there are several different part number variants to this tank. I'm interested in getting one for expanding my capacity, but what are the pro's/con's to them, and how do they mount? they never sell with any mounting hardware, so how are they secured underneath the seatbox? I'm sure someone on here has them or has seen them.
That tank won't fit on a station wagon 5 door. Te toe board for the second row seats is about 4" further forward than on a 3 door 110. The filler tube would end up in the middle of the floor for the second row seats with the filler cap would be in the middle of the second row doors.
I had just such a tank on my 3 door 110 but there was no neat way to fit it to the 5 door a great pity as 130 litres of fuel on board gave an immense range. I did a write up a few years ago in custom Mods, adding a side gas tank.
http://www.defendersource.com/
Hmmm that link didn.t quite take you all the way to the article

As you can see from the pictures the 90 tank extends beyond the rear of the seat box.
I've thought of getting a custom tank made to fit but it would need an under seat filler cap.

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That looks to be a Euro D90 Tank. the filler would be in your back seat passengers lap I think.
I have one of these in my truck. http://www.safari-equip.co.uk/index.php?page=39
It could work in yours. Goes right between the filler and the stock tank. The biggest issue is that it looks pretty vulnerable. I haven't whacked it yet though.
Good find it led me straight to the 110 tanks Just what I need, 1 side fuel the other side water. I'll start saving

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What you need is this:- http://www.safari-equip.co.uk/index.php?page=79
or this
http://www.safari-equip.co.uk/index.php?page=99
Keeps the weight low down and between the wheels.
I've saved the web site it looks like a good piece of kit.
You keep the storage box and battery box as standard

Last trip to Morocco saw me with 2 water jerry cans on 1 side aand two fuel cans on the otherside behind drive rand passenger seats. took up a lot of room inside. This looks a much better option.
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 08:16 AM
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I have a nice custom tank if your interested. I was going to install in my 95 but sold it. It looks like it will hold 8 to 10 gallons.

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There IS a tank that goes under the seat of a 110 SW. Rare as hens teeth, but I have seen it err at least pictures of it. It fills through the seat box cover.
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Ron......

Do you have more pictures from different angles - I'm not sure how it fits.
Also, how vulnerable to offroad damage?

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Take a look at the "adding a Series gas tank" under Custom Mods on the d-90/com home page.
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There IS a tank that goes under the seat of a 110 SW. Rare as hens teeth, but I have seen it err at least pictures of it. It fills through the seat box cover.
It's a South African part, they are indeed rare as a very rare thing being made of unobtainium, I was offered one for 50.00 a year or so back and then nothing - no reply to communications such is life.
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Thanks everybody. The one I will likely go with is the wheel arch tank that goes between the fill and the main tank in the right rear quarter. I was curious if this was a lower cost option. I looked into custom tanks but they seem to start around $600-$800, so I canned that.

I'm not in a rush on additional capacity right now, as I have enough projects sitting in my garage waiting for my return.
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Thanks everybody. The one I will likely go with is the wheel arch tank that goes between the fill and the main tank in the right rear quarter. I was curious if this was a lower cost option. I looked into custom tanks but they seem to start around $600-$800, so I canned that.

I'm not in a rush on additional capacity right now, as I have enough projects sitting in my garage waiting for my return.
I am curious as to how much these sat you back for ($$) and where are they available here in NA ?

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I've had a request for some pics of my setup, this is all I have right now:



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Thanks everybody. The one I will likely go with is the wheel arch tank that goes between the fill and the main tank in the right rear quarter. I was curious if this was a lower cost option. I looked into custom tanks but they seem to start around $600-$800, so I canned that.

I'm not in a rush on additional capacity right now, as I have enough projects sitting in my garage waiting for my return.
Mark,
Did you ever do this wheel arch tank? It looks like a good solution.....
has anyone else used it or have a better idea???
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I'm probably going to get one of those wheel arch tanks too. Well maybe two - one for water, one for diesel.
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Mark,
Did you ever do this wheel arch tank? It looks like a good solution.....
has anyone else used it or have a better idea???
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Not yet, but it's still planned. I'm working towards a Belize trip in 2012, and might need it for that.
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Mark,
Did you ever do this wheel arch tank? It looks like a good solution.....
has anyone else used it or have a better idea???
thanks
I have a dual tank system; mfj20th (jake) has the same set-up, and both were from the same place in CA. I haven't taken pics of it yet, but can if interested. Fill-up is in the rear wheelwell, and the tank is located under the passenger side. There's a switch in the cabin on the driver's side (for me at least) to just switch over to the AUX tank and back to the main. It works well. They're expensive though.
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