Extra fuel tank.

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  1. Vlad The Impaler

    Vlad The Impaler Funster

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    Has anyone fitted an extra fuel tank to their van ?
    Mines a 2004 ducato and I'd like to have another fitted,is this possible and any ideas of rough cost for a garage to fit.
    I'm aware that it will eat into my payload but we travel light !



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    As a bio burner I always fitted an extra tank to give the extra range. A good one to fit is from the Freight Rover pick up truck as its long but not too deep. A couple of hours labour should do it.
     
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  3. Vlad The Impaler

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    Thanks Snowbird,am I right in thinking you just fill through the same filler point and the two tanks are connected sharing the existing fuel pump ?




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    the older LDV pick up is the same as my fright rover tank leaked and I fitted a LDV one in it's place almost exactly the same
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    No. I found the easiest way is a separate filler for the extra tank. Pipe the second tank into the breather pipe on the original tank with a small 12 volt pump in line with switch in cab. When main tank is down to a quarter throw the switch and blow the auxiliary tank into the main tank.
    This way you only need the existing fuel gauge.
     
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    If I actually decide to buy a new chausson 610 then I will add a tank for only red diesel for the heater. I do not see paying road fuel tax on burning diesel oil when it only has 5% VAT for it when used as burning oil. It would only need a few gallons to last a week or so. A minor rerouting of the fuel line to the heater would be needed as they have there own pump.
     
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    A minor rerouting of the fuel line to the engine might be a good idea :devil:
     
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    Begs the question....WHY ?

    Are fuel stations closing down that fast you need extra range between them ?

    You should have a 70 ltr tank giving 300 miles at least.
     
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    Not sure of the make of your new diesel heater, but Webasto will reject warranty if run on red. I was told that by one of their dealers.
     
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    Wonder why ?
     
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    you mean there is another colour then red ? what do they use in the rest of the country ?:)
     
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    Very good point. I specified the 120 litre tank on ours, seemed like a good idea at the time but I am pushed to come up with a convincing justification, although it didn't cost a lot as a Fiat fitted extra.

    It just means a typical cost of a visit to a pump is £100. :eek:
     
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    On quite a few of our jobs when we run out of red for the excavators we use white diesel .At the end of the job whats left is mine,so goes in the Mh .I always manage to head off on the outward leg with a full free tank so in theory I could get 600 miles for nowt!



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    Sounds like a plan then.
    But how often do you get a free tank of fuel compered to the outlay of a second tank and associated pipework/fitting costs etc.
     
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    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned informing your insurance!:LOL:
     
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    I have that option on my x250 as well, would not have a van without it to be honest. Can fill up in Luxemburg and less stops on route when touring. Far more relaxing.
     
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    I can easily get a tank a month so vans always full when we go anywhere with a drum waiting for when we get back.So if it were a few hundred quid or so it would easily pay for itself.



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    For thinking about adding another tank ?



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    And if you thought about not fitting camping tyres!:reel:
     
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    Minus the tax due for a benefit in kind, of course :)
     
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