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Old January 25th, 2010, 05:03 PM
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Diesel fuel tank vs. Gas tank

Any reason you could not run gas in a diesel tank and fuel pump? I was thinking about buying a new 110 TD5 plastic tank with fuel pump to use in my project V8 110 with a 4.0 gems and honestly can not think of a reason why that would be a problem but thought I would ask here.

Any thoughts? Bad idea? Should I just buy a steel tank and stock fuel pump etc....? Also wanted to know about venting etc....and what I should be aware of.

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Old January 25th, 2010, 05:19 PM
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The pump won't be a high pressure one as needed by the EFI system. Tank is fine, though. Not sure about venting.

I'm not sure if the TD5 tanks fit directly (without mods) into the earlier chassis. On a 90, you need to midify things to make one fit.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 06:54 PM
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Interesting. Thanks John. Wonder if a 1997 V8 pump will fit in that 110 plastic tank?

If not I can for sure go for a steel tank and cradle etc....

Thanks for the help.
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The pump will fit (well, it fits the D90 td5 plastic tank, so I would be safe to assume) . The frame will need to be altered a little and you will need a custom, or modified cradle to hold it
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Old January 25th, 2010, 08:38 PM
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Thanks. From the images I assumed the cradle would need a bit of modifying but it did not seem to involved.

Not sure why the frame would need modifying. The only frame modifications I can forsee would possibly be the rear cross member to accept the cradle.
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In a 90, the tank hits part of the rear cross member and it needs to be ground off. No idea if a 110 has the same problem.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...998#post121998
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Old January 27th, 2010, 01:55 PM
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Thanks for the help.

One more question. Any cons to buying a proline tank and pump etc.... as opposed to keeping it genuine?

The savings is amazingly different.
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The NAS 90 pump assembly won't fit the Td5 style 110 tank, but there is a Disco 2 one that does. Can't recall the part # we use for the EFI V8s when we use the new style tank, but if you go that way I can get it for you.

This truck has the new style Td5 tank with the D2 style pump and all. It also requires a little different fuel lines (longer flex lines) if you plan to run the ECR style SS units.

http://www.eastcoastrover.com/CMC151.html

This might help (its a Td5 we are doing in the shop now, but gives you an idea of what things actually look like).
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Old January 27th, 2010, 02:45 PM
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Hey Mike-
Thanks for the reply.

I would love to go with the plastic tank and would like to chat with you about the pump etc...

Thanks

You have my e-mail so you can respond there also.
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The pump will fit (well, it fits the D90 td5 plastic tank, so I would be safe to assume)
once again.....never safe to assume is it.
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