Auxiliary Fuel Tanks
Extra fuel for those long trips
Long Range Automotive have now developed a 58 litre auxiliary fuel tank. This unit is designed for the GLX, GLS and Exceed fitted with/without antilock brakes and rear air conditioning. A 81 litre tank is available if the vehicle does not have rear air conditioning. A 115 litre tank is available for the GL model.
They use a Farley computer controlled plasma cutting system. With this they ensure accuracy, providing every customer with a high quality, precision made fuel tank.
All welds are full penetration corner to corner MIG welded using a high quality inert shielding gas and level layer wound MIG wire to ensure good penetration and exclusion of porosity in the weld. This ensures excellent structural durability, giving you years of trouble free use.
Tanks are also fully internally baffled (to prevent fuel surge) and expansion chambers are incorporated in the design to allow for expansion when the fuel temperature increases. All tanks are pressure tested and checked by separate quality control procedures to ensure they are totally clean inside.
Only top quality materials such as 2mm sheet steel, brass threaded hose barb fittings, stainless steel hose clamps and high tensile bolts with nyloc nuts are used to ensure long life and durability.
The tank uses the same filler point as the main tank with a Y junction in the filler tube. A fuel sender unit is supplied with the tank coupled to an electronic gauge installed in the dashboard. Fuel is always drawn from the main tank and an electric transfer pump is supplied to transfer fuel from the auxiliary tank to the main tank.
A switch on the dash activates the fuel pump. A warning light shows when the pump is running. For safety reasons the pump can only be activated when the ignition is turned on. We suggest that you allow the main tank to empty until the low fuel warning light comes on and then transfer the full 58 litres over in one go. This takes about 30 minutes.