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Need to replace the fuel tank! What to buy?

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Hi All,

My Landy has been leaking increasingly and after a few attempts to fix, yesterday finally my mechanic suggested to replace it.

I read all of the threads on this on the forum and couldn't find a conclusive answer to my questions:

1- What is the right tank for my 1995 110 Defender (SALLDHMV8TA975201) - it was a V8 petrol but now converted to diesel - will I find a diesel replacement tank or I need to get the V8 petrol one because of how it fits in the car? It's located at the back of the car, looking at the car from behind, the sender unit is on the left hand-side just next to the exhaust pipe...I think my current tank is this one (NRC9515): http://www.paddockspares.com/nrc9515-fuel-tank.html

2- What supplier has a tank of good quality? Been looking on http://www.rjs-land-rover-spares.com/, https://www.allisport.com, and ebay but can't find much alternatives - and the comments I have heard on the britparts fuel tanks are horrendous so would rather get something that will prevent me from having this problem in the future..I would have loved to find a tank for long-range but all seems to be only in australia: http://thelongranger.com.au/landrover/defender/1999-2007/tr55-td5 :)

3-What are the part number for the sender unit and gaskets that I have to replace? Anything else needed?

I attach picture of the tank (from below the car) and the sender unit + gasket currently fitted.

Thanks a lot!

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its the same fuel tank on all pre Td5 110's, replaced my tank back last October, the part number was WFE000190 http://www.brit-car.co.uk/product.php/94798/5497/fuel_tank_rear_single_vent_range_rover_classic___defender  it came without the seperate stonr guard, I found a galvanised one on ebay & sealed it to bottom of the tank prior to fitting. 

is that the original petrol fuel system sender unit ? in your photo. looks totally different to mine & diesel verion which is this one http://www.brit-car.co.uk/product.php/89988/5497/fuel_tank_sender_unit_110_ja915357_defender

sender normally comes with the seal,retainer ring & connection fittings. 

wouldn't worry about the new tank coming from Britpart, they don't make them just supply. 

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Thanks a lot Western for the feedback. If I look at my current tank and the ones online rather than WFE000190 mine looks like the NRC9515 - see picture attached - the areas i have  circled red can be found in the NRC rather than WFE - what kind of tank is that? May be it got changed by the previous owner?

I have seen some defender that have the fuel fill hole on the left-hand side (see attached) - are there any special things to look for to ensure the tank fits the right-hand side for filler?

Is this the stone guard: http://www.paddockspares.com/esr2204-cradle-for-wfe000190-esr2000.html or do you have a part number I can use as reference..?

The sender of my picture is the original one - can I just get the seal and retainer ring - part numbers - since the sender works well? 

thanks a bunch!

 

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Thanks 

Based on the pics I believe it's the NRC9515...See the location of the drain plug? the WFE000190 has a larger drain plug towards the center of the tank, rather I have it in the right-front corner...




What are your thoughts? 

NRC9515 says Fuel tank NRC9515 is for the Defender 110 with V8 Petrol 2.5 Diesel to 1986 (from https://www.lrdirect.com/NRC9515-Fuel-Tank-110-Early-Ext.-Pump-M/?keep_https=yes) - is the 1986 referring to Diesel since mine is a 1995 V8 ?

Thanks so much for clearing this up for me!

 

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for a 1987 onwards 110 you need either NTC2017 or the WFE000190, THE physical tank is the same on all 110's, the stone guard hole for the drain plug is large enough to accommodate both the nrc9515 & ntc2017 tank drain plugs, as I said my new tank is the wfe000190 part number, it fitted the same as the old tank, 

 

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Thanks western for clarifying the point again.
 
I promise last post on this from me ;)
 
So you say that despite I now have the NRC9515 (do you confirm you also have the same opinion as I have) I should go for the WFE000190? 
Since the fuel sender, fuel pump, etc.. are still working on mine, I'd like to replace the tank keeping the same model - so I don't have to change everything else. On the WFE000190 the drain plug is bigger and is in the middle of the fuel tank so I am worried that there might be other differences..
 
If I put the WFE000190 will it fit likewise and would I be able to reuse the various components (the fuel sender, fuel pump, etc..)?
What are the drawback if I order the same one (assuming it is the NRC9515)?
 
Thanks very much

Simone

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the nrc9515 will fit, all the attachments to vehicle & sender units fit, as far as I can tell there is no difference [maybe different size drain plugs] but that doesn't affect fitting or the sender unit. 

on the WFE000190 tank the drain plug hasn't moved its in the same position as the nrc9515 tank, I recently fitted a wfe000190 tank to my 1989 110, I didn't have to alter anything.

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cool - so i fit either 2, but to ensure that the components I have fit again I can go for the NRC9515 :) this has been of great help, thanks a lot!

Do you have by any chance the part numbers of any gaskets/seal/retainer ring  that I would need to buy as I fit the new one?

This is the right tank guard: http://www.paddockspares.com/fuel-tank-guard-defender-110-to-1998.html ?

I owe you a beer :)

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the part number are in one of my earlier replies just click on the link to retroanaconda's web page of the 110 parts book, item numbers in the reply text.

 

stone guard should be this one you posted earlier http://www.paddockspares.com/esr2204-cradle-for-wfe000190-esr2000.html

 

I used some body seam sealer to keep road dirt/water out of the gap between tank & guard

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