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Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by losh1971, Jul 24, 2018.

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    So from empty until clicking off and trickle fill my tank takes 40L. I found this out yesterday as I ran out of fuel 500m from the servo and that was closest petrol station, once I left home. My question is what tank do I have? What other tank would fit in the cavity?? Was there a small tank option? Because the stock tank is 68L according to Redbook. It's no wonder I can only get 360-380km out of a full tank and that is with trickle filling until it becomes painful. Once I hit empty I only get max 15km if I take it real easy.
     
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    What is the breather hose like? It should run from the highest point of the tank to the top off the filker neck.
    If it is kinked or restricted, you will have to trickle feed the top 3rd of the tank.
     
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    I replaced it when I replaced the pump and it's fine.
     
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    It has to be a non standard tank because filling it to spewing out would be 50L max from dead empty.
     
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    I reckon if i had a stock 68L i could get 78L in by trickle filling. I know i have been able to get an extra 10L in most other cars i have owned once the pump clicks off.
     
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    Im confused that another tank would even fit because I would think that a non standard tank wouldn't work because the sender and pump assembly wouldn't fit in a different tank surely?
     
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    Yeah don't know why someone has fitted a smaller tank and what it is out of? I know that I have filled it to overflowing before and that time it took 40 litres from filling it as much as I could get in, plus an extra 10L that I got in by using the 5L jerry twice. I'd love a long range tank but would be happy with a stock 63L. I have room alongside in the cavity to fit a 20L jerry. I put in 8L when I ran out yesterday then drove 30km before getting another 38L and this brought it to the full line on the gauge. If I put in the extra 10L using jerry's the gauge reads past the full line and takes about 30mins of driving before it drops down to the full line. I need to get a ganza at a stock tank to determine the difference in size. Don't spose a wagon tank is the same?? Wrecker has two or three VR wagons in the yard. No VR utes and the two VS utes are pretty well stripped out.
     
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    Yeah I was hoping because the floor pan is similar in the ute and wagons the tank might have been the same. If I get another tank it's gonna have to be a ute one. Spose it couldn't be really since if it was the rear passengers would be sitting on a tank....
     
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    I'll see if I can get my microfiche reader out today and look at the spare parts listing that I have and see what the part numbers are between the tanks and if there is a capacity explanation.
     
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    Yeah that would be really cool VS-lover
     
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    in my handbook that came with the ute it says
    sedan 59 or 73 ltrs depending on model
    wagon 68 ltrs
    ute 63ltrs
     
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    Yepp definitely not 63 litres. If it was I could get 580km out of a tank, where as am lucky to get 400 and that's if I fill it to overflow, with economy at roughly 10.5 - 11lph, depending on what speed I sit on.
     
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    That tank above is a lot wider than mine.
     
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    I think I might have to add a new tank to the wish list.
     
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    ute fuel tanks are prone to rust so someone has modded a tank to fit
     

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