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#1 oblomov

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 07:54 PM

I'm considering changing my OEM fuel tank.  Despite a number of searches I can't find what the extra difficulty is between fitting the 48 and the 60 litre.  Someone (Vocky I think?) said somewhere that the 60 litre is a two man job.  This is pertinent because I would not have assistance. :unsure:  Who is best to get one from - Joe?

 

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 08:07 PM

The 60 litre is a tight fit but I fitted mine on my own, just make sure your wiring loom is out of the way when you fit it.

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 08:35 PM

Why the extra job for the 60 liter tank?  And where is it a tight fit?

 

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 12:14 AM

I think the extra capacity comes from the sticky out bit (can’t think of a better description) which makes alignment difficult and hinders fitment without another pair of hands. The 48ltr is a big PITA even without the extra bit - trust me I know, not a job for a single garage, but possible. As mentioned, make sure all the loom is out of the way. I found it easier to split and rejoin all the hoses as it all gets pretty tight.
I guess Type116 or Max88 would be the people to approach for prices.

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#5 chris_uk

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 12:39 PM

the 48L i did on my own on a ramp, 

 

the 60L i fit on jon seals car but it really needed 2 people, there are a couple of rivets you need to remove in order to get it to fit. :)

 

i sell pro alloy as well :) 



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Posted 01 February 2020 - 02:17 PM

Batman and Vocky put my 60ltr tank in and I think the words they used were along the lines of: f@@k; shi1t; b@stard; etc....  lol....

 

It is and incredibly tight fit.



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Posted 01 February 2020 - 04:35 PM

Fitted the 60 litre on my own on the garage floor. Wasnt easy but not too hard.



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Posted 01 February 2020 - 07:20 PM

I'm really grateful for all your imputs because its a rather large investment (especially the 60L which I'm leaning towards) plus a Spitfire Engineering replacement fuel pump.  Silly to miss the opportunity to replace hard to get at mechanicals on a 16 year old car.  Ironically - very ironically, I did have an excellent and very inexpensivemechanic who would come and help me out with stufff.  Unfortunately he was changing a steel petrol tank on a car in his workshop and for some reason he decided to drill the bottom to drain it without filling the tank with water.  The resulting explosion blew the roof off his workshop and he was left badly injured (mostly burns and lung damage) and I've not spoken to him in ten years.  He might not be amused if I contact him and say "Hi how are you, fancy giving me a hand to replace a petrol tank?" :huh:



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Posted 02 February 2020 - 02:53 PM

I put the spitfire pump in with the 60l tank (well, Batman and Vocky did) and you need to increase the size of the access hole behind the passenger seat to get the new fuel pump in too other wise you may break off the plastic tubes for the fuel.



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Posted 03 February 2020 - 08:42 AM

I'm really grateful for all your imputs because its a rather large investment (especially the 60L which I'm leaning towards) plus a Spitfire Engineering replacement fuel pump.  Silly to miss the opportunity to replace hard to get at mechanicals on a 16 year old car.  Ironically - very ironically, I did have an excellent and very inexpensivemechanic who would come and help me out with stufff.  Unfortunately he was changing a steel petrol tank on a car in his workshop and for some reason he decided to drill the bottom to drain it without filling the tank with water.  The resulting explosion blew the roof off his workshop and he was left badly injured (mostly burns and lung damage) and I've not spoken to him in ten years.  He might not be amused if I contact him and say "Hi how are you, fancy giving me a hand to replace a petrol tank?" :huh:

 
Alternatively, this could be 'the job' to beat those demons and get back on the horse.. :blink:



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Posted 07 February 2020 - 07:52 PM

I'd just like to thank Joe for his assistance and supply in this (60L) - He may be the Batman but he's no fly by night when it comes to supplying and getting things done.  Thanks again Joe.



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Posted 07 February 2020 - 11:43 PM

:D happy to help :)

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 09:42 PM

I thought fitting the 60L needed having the wiring loom rerouted ?



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Posted 08 February 2020 - 10:54 PM

I thought fitting the 60L needed having the wiring loom rerouted ?

 

just remove the sticky tape holding it in and wiggle it around a bit and it moves itself out of the way :) 



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Posted 09 February 2020 - 07:36 PM

 

I thought fitting the 60L needed having the wiring loom rerouted ?

 

just remove the sticky tape holding it in and wiggle it around a bit and it moves itself out of the way :)

 

Thanks for confirming what I'd guessed. thumbsup






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