landypc Posted June 30, 2015 Share Posted June 30, 2015 Dear all, Sorry but it's been absolute yonks since I've been on here. I've moved back from the Channel Islands (no they aren’t tax havens and no I aint a millionaire) to Scotland (no it aint cold either). Mileage on my 2004 Defender TD5 90 XS will start to go up. That I'm not bothered about but the fuel consumption is. Not being a recent lottery winner, a member of the Royal family or for that matter a member of any other extremely rich family, I need to watch how much fuel is being used. I've thought about just carrying 3 - 4 20lt jerry cans but insurance companies are now very twitchy about that idea particularly inside plus of course the smell of diesel inside. I have a Hannibal roof rack and yes I could quite easily store/carry them up there but then I'm adding weight to the roof area that will also affect the centre of gravity/roll plus getting them up and down off the roof with only 2 small boys would be very difficult. I will be doing quite a bit of mileage over the summer holidays with my sons visiting as many places as possible plus there is a possibility of an extended road trip in the future, so having the ability to store additional fuel without taking up cabin or roof rack space would be nice. There are long range fuel tanks for 110 where you can replace the existing with one of a larger capacity but none available for the 90. Safari-Equip offer for sale under body sill mounted long range tanks, right and left hand side in steel or stainless steel with black powder coating. I'm interested in fitting both adding an additional 90lt. Yes expensive to fill to the top but the distance between fills would out way that. 1st of all has anyone fitted these? How do they work? How do you fill them? Do they fill from the main tank and then transfer back automatically? How do you monitor the fuel level in each? I’m expecting a few smart ass replies as usual, that’s expected and let’s be honest about it help make the world go round, everyone needs a laugh. Any help or advice on this matter would be gratefully accepted. Hope no one suffers too much with the heat. Thank guys and girls. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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