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Old January 2nd, 2007, 01:52 PM
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easiest way to carry extra fuel??

What is the safest and easiest way to carry additional fuel on a d90?? On the roof or on the rear bumper?? Can you put an auxilary fuel tank on a d90?? Pictures of different set-ups would be appreciated.

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Old January 2nd, 2007, 03:51 PM
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The fist two options under 'custom mods' on this web page are about people who did auxilary fuel tanks. This came up not to long ago - there was someone that wrote on this page that thought it was the best modification he ever did.........

I can not believe the size of the D90s fuel tank. I would love another 10-15 gallons to get that crusing range up. I used my D90 for 7 years as a daily driver........and it was not fun at all how often I had to stop for gas. The D90 is no longer a daily driver, and usually does errands close to home. The small tank is not quite as noticable.

Right now I am putting money into making sure the vehicle is running well and keeping up with the maintenance.

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Old January 2nd, 2007, 04:03 PM
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In my exmil 2.5NA diesel I put an extra 40L tank in the rear which combined with the stock 60L side tank gives me good capacity.
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Old January 2nd, 2007, 04:20 PM
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Old January 2nd, 2007, 04:38 PM
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Bert, I know exactly what you mean about the size of the tank. I do alot of off highway work here in Utah and I'm always worrying about running out of fuel miles away from a gas station. On a good day I get 16 miles to the gal. Off highway I get about 12-13/gal.

Andrew, where did you buy your aux tank from and where and how did you install it.
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Old January 2nd, 2007, 07:57 PM
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I bought the tank from a guy on the board here... it was a custom job and not a very good one because it mounted using nuts welded to the tank. I build a heavy duty cradle/skid plate for it insted and it's been ok that way. It is a rectangle with all square angles so it would be easy to make one as long as you or your welder can run a bead that doesn't leak. The fill line and vent run over the rear axle and across the top of the frame to the Y filler that I welded up so that both tanks can be filled from the stock fill point. I used GM fuel swtiches and a sperate sedimenter for each tank to plum it all up. Just have to get around to installing a second fuel guage or a switch for the senders.
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 02:18 PM
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What is the safest and easiest way to carry additional fuel on a d90?? On the roof or on the rear bumper?? Can you put an auxilary fuel tank on a d90?? Pictures of different set-ups would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Chuck.
Look in custom Mods.
The second one down is a Euro 90 tank (standard) holds 55 Litres, bolted straight in and is the best think since sliced bread. Total capacity 135 litres and a range of around 900 miles on road (It's a tdi )
I've filled up in Calais and driven to Northern Spain without visiting a fuel station
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 11:01 PM
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I have been very happy w/ the 9 gal Rover Accessories aux tank that mounts outside the frame rail underneath the passenger side. Fabricated a "Y" filler neck to fill both tanks from the stock filler port. Simple switch activates transfer pump w/ indicator light when "on".
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 11:04 PM
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The easiest way to carry extra fuel is to put it in a Jerry Can. The Aux tank is probably a cooler accessory though.
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Old January 4th, 2007, 02:00 PM
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After reading about all of my options, maybe the easiest way for me at this time would be to use my old wilderness rack that I had on a RR Classic a few years ago. I would like to install the aux tank but it looks like to much work. Is there a way to mount the wilderness rack to the existing exterior roll bar so that I dont' have to mount it on the gutters??
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Old January 4th, 2007, 02:57 PM
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After reading about all of my options, maybe the easiest way for me at this time would be to use my old wilderness rack that I had on a RR Classic a few years ago. I would like to install the aux tank but it looks like to much work. Is there a way to mount the wilderness rack to the existing exterior roll bar so that I dont' have to mount it on the gutters??
I am not a big fan of securing anything heavy on the top of my vehicule, it definitely affect the center of gravity (hence driveability and anything around it....). You're better off have a jerrycan or two secured in the back of the truck (behind the driver/passenger seat seems a good spot).
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Old January 6th, 2007, 10:26 AM
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I have been very happy w/ the 9 gal Rover Accessories aux tank that mounts outside the frame rail underneath the passenger side. Fabricated a "Y" filler neck to fill both tanks from the stock filler port. Simple switch activates transfer pump w/ indicator light when "on".
Pics available if interested.
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Hey Jim, could you post some of those pics? Thanks!
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Old January 6th, 2007, 11:12 AM
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Pics available if interested.
Jim.
If you can't easily post the pics here, send them to me at
d90 dot nas at gmail dot com
and I'll post them here (and host them for a little while on a separate web server for higher resolution pics).
I am specially interested in:
- the Y setup (saw another thread where a Yota Y filler could be used but seemed rather expensive)
- what sender you are using inside the tank (I am assuming you have both a pump at something that tells you how much gas is in the tank)
- details on the rail/protection you built and how it sticks out underneath (if it does that is! :-))

Thx!
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Old January 6th, 2007, 04:46 PM
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Yes Pictures Please, I am looking at some long distance desert driving in Nevada and would much rather have the aux tank than to have to carry more jerry cans.
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Old January 7th, 2007, 12:21 AM
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The 9 gal tank does NOT stick below the rail. The custom "Y" was easy if access to a welder, but practice cutting & welding round objects at an angle. I used a center steel pipe for the filler but could also use rubber hose. No problem w/ clearance for stock suspension and tire. No idea about clearance for highly modified suspesion w/ huge tires?
I use this modification every couple of days and the extra fuel at the flip of a switch is excellent! 4:1 gears, Roverdrive and the aux tank make a very nice package.
I would like to install a fuel pressure switch w/ indicator light to let me know when the aux tank is empty then just read the fuel level in the standard tank...like we all do.
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Old January 7th, 2007, 01:22 AM
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Old January 7th, 2007, 02:50 AM
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Ahh, just install the Tdi and get 500 miles per tank. :-)
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Old February 11th, 2007, 10:24 AM
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I cannot say how pleased I am w/ the RA 9 gal aux tank! Fuel when you need it at the flip of a switch...no stopping, fumbling w/ jerry cans up on a rack. For any highway trips it is great. Solid 350+ miles between stops. Everyday use means not having to stop for 8-10 gals of fuel. When I do stop it is 20-24 gals.
I have not located a low enough pressure switch (currently using 2 psi) for an indicator light that is activated by the fuel flow itself, but have other ideas.
For what it is worth...
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