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Thread: Replacing original petrol tank with lpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by sppigot View Post
    Thanks for clearing that up for me! Presumably the elko connections I currently have on the current 110 litre tank would require some changes to work on the manifold tanks?

    Seems like it would be possible to have one of these manifold tanks in the load space and a donut tank (with separate filler) in place of the spare wheel? Might as well get as much gas in there as possible......
    The position of the control box on a manifold tank is going to be quite different to that of the 110 litre Elko tank, however the fittings may be compatible. Something you should let a LPG fitter do I suppose.

    Upright donut tanks are rare and hard to find, they were specifically imported by one company for fitment to 5 seat Ford Territories, good luck getting hold of one.

    Another way to get increased LPG capacity is to fit dual 1100mm by 285mm diameter tanks in the load space, which could be filled off a single filler with a tee piece. I've done a couple of those, you end up with about 110 litres of LPG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bee utey View Post
    The position of the control box on a manifold tank is going to be quite different to that of the 110 litre Elko tank, however the fittings may be compatible. Something you should let a LPG fitter do I suppose.

    Upright donut tanks are rare and hard to find, they were specifically imported by one company for fitment to 5 seat Ford Territories, good luck getting hold of one.

    Another way to get increased LPG capacity is to fit dual 1100mm by 285mm diameter tanks in the load space, which could be filled off a single filler with a tee piece. I've done a couple of those, you end up with about 110 litres of LPG.
    That sounds good! Any idea where I can get the tanks? Presumably the cradle would have to be made up specially?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sppigot View Post
    That sounds good! Any idea where I can get the tanks? Presumably the cradle would have to be made up specially?
    Brackets are just standard panel van brackets (you need four of them) and tanks like that are available in SA. Send me a private message with your phone & direct email and we can discuss.

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    LOL! just noticed this thread after posting my tank sale thread

    Quote Originally Posted by bee utey View Post
    .... The APA part number was H66 but at least 2 other manufacturers had compatible tanks. A D1 or late RRC cradle will need to be modified as the chassis mounts are different. A pair of these tanks carries around 68 litres of LPG when full.
    So you reckon that APA part No. fits D1/RRC too.
    Tanks I have came out of a parted out D2, obviously with it's cradle .. I haven't checked if they could fit into a D1 chassis, but looking like they could according to this info.
    Cheers,
    Arthur.

    '99 D1 300 Tdi Auto

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK83 View Post
    LOL! just noticed this thread after posting my tank sale thread



    So you reckon that APA part No. fits D1/RRC too.
    Tanks I have came out of a parted out D2, obviously with it's cradle .. I haven't checked if they could fit into a D1 chassis, but looking like they could according to this info.
    I've modded a D1/RRC cradle to fit a D2, wasn't hard. Chassis shape is much the same, bolt hole positions for mounts are a bit different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bee utey View Post
    I've modded a D1/RRC cradle to fit a D2, wasn't hard. ....


    Thanks for that.
    If no one wants them on AULRO, I'll post them to gumtree or fleabay and can advertise them to fit D1/RRC as well.

    I thought that the (internal) width of the D2 was a bit wider than that of the D1/RRC chassis.
    Cheers,
    Arthur.

    '99 D1 300 Tdi Auto

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK83 View Post
    I thought that the (internal) width of the D2 was a bit wider than that of the D1/RRC chassis.
    630mm on all of them, room for two 310 tanks and a few thin straps, no weld dags either.

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    LOL! tell me about it .. found that out the hard way.

    Install was professional on the ones I removed, so good on them.
    But bugger me if I could get them out the 'backyarders' way .. on dodgy ground, no less!

    I then realised that to get them out, the tank fittings had to come out of the (RHS) tank and the tanks had to be lifted and tilted from the RHS, then down ... and then out .. on my head!

    They held into place just on their own for a bit once I removed the fittings and moved the fittings somewhere safe, crawled back under, only lightly touched the tanks( to see how much play I had to manoeuvre them out, and the RHS bonked me on the head.

    Job done .. no damage(to the tanks)
    Cheers,
    Arthur.

    '99 D1 300 Tdi Auto

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    One shouldn't have to remove the fittings. Just undo the clamping nuts and lower the cradle an inch or two at a time using blocks of wood or a big trolley jack. The tanks should rotate to near vertical orientation in the cradle with a bit of an occasional boof from a lump of wood from outside the chassis rails.

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    I have no idea if this is of any use to the op

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