Disclaimer: Long Range Automotive is a manufacturer and distributor of after-market long range replacement and auxiliary fuel tanks. Long Range Automotive makes no representation that it has an affiliation with, or approval from any car manufacturer. Any use of the names of car manufacturers or models are used only to describe the suitability of Long Range Automotive products with the relevant manufacturer’
LRA Auxiliary and Replacement tank fitment is best undertaken by an experienced well equipped workshop.
LRA recommend that you contact your closest distributor to get a competitive price and freight to your location, with the added bonus that they will be able to provide you with a price on installing the tank too.
LRA tanks are constructed from 2mm aluminised steel and fully baffled internally, therefor a seperate gaurd is not required.
We do sell and service all parts and components in our current range.
All replacement tanks will use the vehicles original sender unit.
LRA does quote usable litres bearing in mind that driving conditions can have a bearing on this.
The distance to empty function on your trip computer will not remain accurate. The vehicles ECU has the capacity of the original tank programmed into it and the DTE counts down as the float starts to move from Full to empty. The closer you get to empty the more accurate the DTE becomes.
It is incorrect to say that once the fuel gauge starts to move you only have the capacity of the original tank left. In general the Longrange replacement tank has a greater surface area than the original tank and there is a portion of fuel above the full limit of the float that needs to be used before the gauge starts to move.
It is important to remember that the actual fuel gauge will read correctly at empty.
We suggest that to become familiar with how your fuel gauge registers once you have your Longrange tank fitted you refill your tank from quarter, half and three quarters of a tank and take note of the amount of Litres you can put in.
Another tip is to reset one of your trip meters every time you fill your tank, over time you will be able to establish how far you can travel in different driving conditions.
Our tanks come with everything required to complete the installation. On some occasions a muffler change is required, we will make a note of this on the 'Exhaust' section of the tank specification.
The transfer rate is 2lt per minute
Some of our tanks will require exhaust modifications, please refer to the 'Exhaust Notes' in the product specifications.
On factory twin tank vehicles with only one fuel gauge (ie: 200 Series Toyota Landcruiser & 150 Series Toyota Prado), the gauge is fed by two sender units.
200 Series Landcruiser - This has a 93lt main tank and a 45lt sub tank. From Empty to 2/3 full the gauge is reading from the main tank (93lt) and from 2/3 full to full the gauge is reading from the sub tank (45lt). When the 45lt sub tank is replaced by our 170lt tank this means 2/3 full to full is now represented by 170lt. It will take a long time to move down to 2/3 full. When this occurs you know the 170lt is empty and you now have 93lt left.
150 Series Prado - This has a 87lt main tank and a 63lt sub tank. From Empty to just over 1/2 full on the gauge is reading from the main tank (87lt) and from just over 1/2 full to full the gauge is reading from the sub tank (63lt). When the 63lt sub tank is replaced by our 136lt tank this means just over 1/2 full to full is now represented by 136lt. It will take a long time to move down to 1/2 full. When this occurs you know the 136lt is empty and you now have 87lt left.
This does differ a lot from vehicle to vehicle. Most replacement tanks will tend to hang on full for a while until the fuel level that is above the upper level of the float is used. Low fuel warning lights will generally come on at the same level as the original tank but with a greater reserve capacity as the tank has a larger surface area.