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60L Additional feul tank

Postby offroadbiker » 25 Jan 2017 06:57

I would like to fit an additional 60L fuel tank underneath the GQ to supplement to long range tank, not doing the jerry can thing again!

What are my options, or who will be able to build on for me?
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Re: 60L Additional feul tank

Postby Michael » 25 Jan 2017 07:01

An additional?

Het jy nie klaar twee tanks in nie Dirk? Hoe ver wil jy ry sonder re-fueling?
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Re: 60L Additional feul tank

Postby offroadbiker » 25 Jan 2017 07:10

So ver as moontlik!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nee, ek het slegs een brandstof tenk in, so ek soek graag so 60L langs die propshaft - da is meer as genoeg plek.
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Re: 60L Additional feul tank

Postby Alex Roux » 25 Jan 2017 07:21

Dirk

Oorweeg jy om die std sub tenk van 40l in te sit, want daar behoort plek voor te wees, of wil jy custom tenk maak.
Standaard kan jy seker kry by Dawid.
Die enigste meriete in custom is potensiele groter kapasiteit.
Skilpad se tweede tenk is 'n 60liter custom tenk. Ek het nog nie fotos daarvan nie, maar gaan binnekort kry.

Piet het my voorgestel aan iemand wat Lotusse bou. Hy maak tenks en verstaan ook hoe om die plumbing te doen.
Ek weet nie of hy bereid sal wees om so iets te doen nie, maar kan vir jou uitvind.
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Re: 60L Additional feul tank

Postby offroadbiker » 25 Jan 2017 07:32

Ek is nie bewus van 'n standaard 40L subtenk vir die GQ nie :redface: , maar sal dit ook defnitief oorweeg as ek kan kry. Met adisionele 40 L sit ek dan op 160L wat my 'n minimum reik afstand van 800km sal gee.

Waar word die tenk "ge-fit" op die GQ?

60L is maksimum wat ek gedink het is nodig vir enige trip die boendoes in.....
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Re: 60L Additional feul tank

Postby David M » 25 Jan 2017 08:14

I have a 65l aftermarket tank in my GU and I know Manie has one as well. Of course no idea who made them and if will fit GQ.

Problem is it interferes with the handbrake cable. I think Errol said he had sorted Manie's but mine still needs some work.
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Re: 60L Additional feul tank

Postby ricster » 25 Jan 2017 08:38

Dirk, I am busy with a design for a 60L water/fuel tank for the GU patrol, that will be mounted in such a way that cracking will be pretty much eliminated. There is a LOT of design detail to ensure this. Juice ( Greg) will be doing the manufacturing of the tank as he is well versed in stainless steel and aluminium welding. Its not just a simple cut some plates and weld them together, as then you are looking for cracks to develop over time and then you loose diesel when you need it most!!

This is a concept drawing ( cant find my final 3D model on my work PC ) of the water tank that I want to build that fits under the body on the passenger side of a GU. I will also have one for the drivers side too for the guys that don't have sub tanks. Please note that this drawing doesn't show any mounting / fixing brackets etc.

There will also be a housing for water pump ( or fuel pump ) protection, plus all the internals that are needed to ensure water ( fuel )stability and delivery.

If you like I can work on a set up for a GQ.

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Re: 60L Additional feul tank

Postby David M » 25 Jan 2017 09:01

Cedric. When you do the drivers side just be careful of that handbrake cable interference. It does not affect the operation but causes it to stretch prematurely.

I think Errol is able to help with what the exact problem is.
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Re: 60L Additional feul tank

Postby ricster » 25 Jan 2017 09:09

Are you talking specific for the GQ or GU? On my current aftermarket 60L subtank that is fitted under the drivers side I have seen the cables etc running and mine clears sufficiently, so all good so far. I will definitively recheck this to ensure no interference.
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Re: 60L Additional feul tank

Postby Alex Roux » 25 Jan 2017 09:18

offroadbiker wrote:Ek is nie bewus van 'n standaard 40L subtenk vir die GQ nie :redface: , maar sal dit ook defnitief oorweeg as ek kan kry. Met adisionele 40 L sit ek dan op 160L wat my 'n minimum reik afstand van 800km sal gee.

Waar word die tenk "ge-fit" op die GQ?

60L is maksimum wat ek gedink het is nodig vir enige trip die boendoes in.....


"Rule of thumb" is as jy 1000km lang pad onder normale toestande kan ry, is jy oraait vir meeste overland toepassings.
So ek neem aan jy praat van 800km onder 'n kombinasie van sand/4x4 and ander toestande?
Anders klink jou diesel swaar!

Ek was onder die indruk dinge lyk min of meer dieselfde daaronder tussen GQ en GU.
Dis meestal net die dop wat verskil. Daarom het ek gereken wat GU kan pas, behoort GQ te pas.

Ek ry gerieflik 950km met 160 liter met my v8 (maar my totale kapasiteit is 180liter).

Dit was net Kakokoland waar dit nodig was om 900 km kan ry onder slegte toestande.
Toe moes ek twee keer 20liter ingooi, by twyfelagtige plekke (en my pomp kon skade gekry het daar).
Maar in der vervolg daar sal ek in elk geval extra jerry kanne saamry (selfs al het ek 180 liter onder).
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