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Old 24-03-08, 10:20 AM
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I have purchased a Toyota Fortuner 3D and want to fit long range tanks - does the 42 litre tank fitted above the spare wheel mess with the clearance much and has anybody had the spare wheel fitted on the back fitted the 72 litre long range tank
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Old 24-03-08, 11:05 AM
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I have purchased a Toyota Fortuner 3D and want to fit long range tanks - does the 42 litre tank fitted above the spare wheel mess with the clearance much and has anybody had the spare wheel fitted on the back fitted the 72 litre long range tank
Hi Raceway,

Welcome.

Browse or Search the "Fortuner some questions" string. This topic was discussed there with some pictures. Arie here in Cape Town has had the 72 L tank fitted and the spare wheel fitted to the back.

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Old 25-03-08, 08:44 AM
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I have purchased a Toyota Fortuner 3D and want to fit long range tanks - does the 42 litre tank fitted above the spare wheel mess with the clearance much and has anybody had the spare wheel fitted on the back fitted the 72 litre long range tank
Hi Raceway.

I had the 42l fitted, and so far I have not had any difficulty with departure angle. I do however have a problem with filling it up. On Saterday the fuel light was shining neon bright and after 40l the tank was full. It took about 45 min for all the fuel to run from the auxilary tank to the main tank. The outside temperature was 36. This morning the temp was 11 and I could easily get 65 l (once again, with the fuel light burning, but my company card only allow me to buy 65l at at time) in, but when I drove off the tank was only half - it took half an hour to for the gauge to show that the tank is full. I've already taken the vehicle back to LA Sport Centurion once, and will contact them again today. I'll let you know what the outcome is.


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Hi

I also wanted to fit this 42lt tank but thought that there might be this problem. Let us know if a solution comes out of LA Sport.

Has anyone fitted the 100ltr tank from Frontrunner ? I know this would be a costly option cos one would have to also fit the spare wheel bracket. The price from the website for the two items would be,

Tank R3695.00

Spare Wheel Bracket R8220.00

These prices exclude fitting.

Any views on this option ?

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Any views on this option ?
Make sure your garage is long enough!

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Old 25-03-08, 12:31 PM
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Rite1, I have this option fitted and works very well. Takes alittle getting used to having to open the spare swivel arm before opening the boot, but very easily done. The extra 100l has been fantastic. Have had no problems with the tank to date.

The length the spare wheel adds at the back, is not much more than the standard towbar fitted by Toyota, which "acts as a step" at the back.

Hope you enjoying your new vehicle.

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Old 25-03-08, 04:27 PM
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Thanks Guys - this afternoon I chatted to the manufacturers who say that if the tanks have been installed incorrectly there might be a problem with refuelling - they manufacture and fit and say that I should have no problems - I take delivery tommorow of my vehicle and will go see them (they are 2 blocks away from my office) and do a test run with putting the tank in and holding the spare wheel up to see how much clearance I loose. This vehicle has been bought in a rush and I have not even test driven it yet so I hope like hell that it fits in my garage.
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Old 25-03-08, 07:41 PM
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Arie , thank you. I will be fitting this option , soon , just want the bank balance to settle after buying the vehicle. You have a good looking Fortuner.

Raceway , I hope you enjoy this vehicle. IMO it's awesome.

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Raceway, try Gerbers in Kempton Park. they have a 55 l above the spare wheel. Guy's name is Wouter - 083 381 1155 / 011 979 4819

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Hi there.

Northern Offroad in Randburg manufactures the Excel tanks which is supplied nationwide.

I had the 42l fitted and have no breathing problems. I fit in approx 96 litres. Does however not drive it till the light comes on.

Here's a picture of the fitment.

Clearance: I "bottomed-out" the rear when loaded on a normal gravel road without any problem. However, when entering a ditch with a "middelmannetjie" the spare did touch. I will consider driving with the spare on the roof if I do go into Botswana or Kaokoland sand.

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Thanks all, took delivery yesterday - stunning vehicle - fuel so far 10.7 per km, off to CT for the National Rally next week then will go to Northern offroad on return to fit the 42 - Need to get some rubber mats in the back - it looks like one with the lip supplied by Toyota is only half size - any suggestions
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I'm now also considering fitting a 42l tank. I can get a 42l from LA Sport and a 50l from Gerbers. Still waiting for response from some of the other guys.

Any suggestions/advise on these products and service?
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Safari Centre CT quoted me yesterday on 42l Frontrunner for R3,300 and R650 to install.

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Safari Centre CT quoted me yesterday on 42l Frontrunner for R3,300 and R650 to install.
On the frontrunner website the tank is just over R3000. Seeing that you are in CT, there might be a premium. LA Sport quoted R3600 fitted. Hope this helps.
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I found with my 42l aux tank that if I park on an incline (nose up) (discovered this visiting a mate with such a driveway) it “resets” the trip computer afterwards if the aux tank is already empty.

I think what happens is that all the fuel runs back into the aux tank. When the vehicle is then driven after being parked at this angle, the fuel runs back into the main tank. It doesn’t “reset” the trip computer immediately, only after it was parked in my garage, the next time I start the vehicle. I guess the computer must think that the main tank has been refilled after it has registered “empty” against the incline …

This has worked every time thus far. Wish I had a driveway like that …

Try it out & let me know if it works for you as well …

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I have purchased a Toyota Fortuner 3D and want to fit long range tanks - does the 42 litre tank fitted above the spare wheel mess with the clearance much and has anybody had the spare wheel fitted on the back fitted the 72 litre long range tank
Yes, I have fitted the 72L tank ... you better be prepared to install the tire carrier as well, or find a way to keep the spare tire inside your vehicle. It was a headache for me, until I bought the tire carrier. Otherwise get the 42L tank.

If you have any questions related to it I'm ready to answer them for you.

Here's a thread by me with pictures of the installation process:
http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...ad.php?t=28069

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Old 22-12-09, 06:54 PM
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I had the Frontrunner 100L fitted and have no filling problems and moved the spare onto a carrier. What I like about their system, is that the pipe joining the tanks is large diameter (same as filling pipe) and when I fill the 100L tank, the fuel automitically flows into the emty main tank, filling this before the auxilliary tank is filled - no pump involved.
As the main tank emties, fuel automatically flows from the auxilliary tank into the main tank up to a certain level just from braking and driving. One only needs the pump for the last 40L or so, but I usually fill up when the guage shows emty on the main tank in any case. This means that without ever using the pump, there always is a 40L reserve in the auxilliary tank. Yes, I know I carry unnecessary weight, but this is a small price to pay for the convenience.

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The extra tank should fill up at the same speed as the main tank. If it does not the breather pipe/(s) on the extra tank need to be adjusted by the installers (the breather on the extra tank should closely match that of the main tank).
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I85RIS, you obviously do not know how these tanks are connected.
The pipe joining the two tanks are right at the top edge of the tanks, therefore the first one first has to be filled before it starts to overflow into the next tank. The system works perfectly.

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Northern Offroad in Randburg manufactures the Excel tanks which is supplied nationwide.
I had the 42l fitted and have no breathing problems. I fit in approx 96 litres....
I fitted the Excel 42L tank to my Fortuner myself and had no breathing problems at all - extra time taken to fill up was not an issue. The LR tank is also connected to the main tank with a filler pipe the same diameter as the filler cap's pipe. The feed pipe from the LR tank to the main is a small diameter.

The flow is as follows: Filler cap (highest point) - LR tank(mid level) - main tank (lowest point).

The LR tank fills up first where after it overflows into the main tank via the filler pipe and thereafter feeds via the small diameter pipe.

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