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Old 21-06-19
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Hello,

I swapped over from a NW Pajero to a 7 seater GLS Pajero Sport about 4 months ago.

Enjoying the car but think the fuel tank is a little small. I'm going to see if towing at 100km/h helps a little but I am interested in either purchasing a auxiliary fuel tank or replacing the main tank altogether.

Just after some feedback as to if you have done this, which one did you buy, why and how much was it installed.

I do not want to relocate my spare wheel.

We tow a 2t dual axle Jayco Starcraft outback caravan loaded up to 2.5t with 2 adults and 3 kids in the car as well as all the bikes and other associated equipment.

Thank you!
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We would like a larger tank but just completed 9000km trip towing our 2400kg caravan with the existing tankage. Had 2 x 20l diesel cans on the back of the caravan for just in case, only used 10l from one the whole trip when out on the dirt.
Fuel stops are good to have, they break the journey, so will not bother with a larger tank.


Might fit an extra spare wheel though, as spares are not always readily available.
Considering fitting it on a two bar roof rack and will only carry extra spare when going off road or on long towing trips.
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We would like a larger tank but just completed 9000km trip towing our 2400kg caravan with the existing tankage. Had 2 x 20l diesel cans on the back of the caravan for just in case, only used 10l from one the whole trip when out on the dirt.
Fuel stops are good to have, they break the journey, so will not bother with a larger tank.


Might fit an extra spare wheel though, as spares are not always readily available.
Considering fitting it on a two bar roof rack and will only carry extra spare when going off road or on long towing trips.
Denis
Hello Denis,

Thanks for your feedback.

What sort of speeds and L/100 were you getting.

Also did you tow in manual mode sitting in 7th mostly etc?
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Hi Jared,
We installed an Outback Accessories 112L LRT. Cost us $1600 18 months ago. This is a straight swap with the existing original tank. The only problem I've had with it is that I get blow by through the breather when I fill it to the brim.
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Old 22-06-19
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Economy rate is about 16.5l/100km on average on non-divided roads. Worst was head wind going east across Barkly Hwy at 21.7l/100km.
Normally just leave the car in drive and let it sort out the rest.
On divided highways where speed in maintained pretty constant at about 95kph ( speedo 100kph) we get about 15.25l/100km average.
The PS is an amazing vehicle, the other day on the Hume Hwy caught up with a long distant truck starting to slow for the grade. Planted my foot and before I knew it 110kph on the speedo accelerating up hill towing the 2400kg caravan. Passed the truck in an instant and he never caught up again.
We have Pedder air bag suspension helpers on the rear to keep the vehicle level, no WDH.
At the end of a days towing the vehicle tells me between 75kph and 80kph average speed for the trip, with slowing going through towns, road works etc..


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Ron, I had the same problem when we put the Outback Accessories tank on and still can get it to a lesser extent.
My cure was to raise the breather height.

To do this I just added a short length of rubber fuel line to the end of the existing overflow and curved the top down to stop any crap dropping into the top of the the new piece of hose.

You just need to pop the plastic clips off the cover that is covering the existing end of the overflow, remove the cover or maybe just pull it to one side and add the new piece of tube. I think I used a cable tie to form the "shepherds crook" on the top. When done just put the cover back on using the plastic clips that you removed.

It doesn't cure the problem completely but does fix the problem if you keep more of an eye on the level you fill it to, particularly when filling at sites that are not level.

One things for sure it's a hell of a lot better than carrying fuel when towing.
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We have Pedder air bag suspension helpers on the rear to keep the vehicle level, no WDH. Denis
That's not a good way to set up. The air bags do nothing to get the weight off the back axle and my guess is that you would be illegal with too much weight over the rear wheels. Not to mention the safety aspect, particularly with a van that size a WDH should be fitted.
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That's not a good way to set up. The air bags do nothing to get the weight off the back axle and my guess is that you would be illegal with too much weight over the rear wheels. Not to mention the safety aspect, particularly with a van that size a WDH should be fitted.

Ian,
Air bags do not alter loading, but they do level a ride.


The loading of our PS with our caravan hitched is such that both front and rear suspension of the PS is about 90% - 93% of maximums each, without a WDH. The airbags prevent rear sag as the PS rear suspension is fairly soft.



When off the bitumen on lots of dirt roads you have to unhitch a WDH anyway as you do when crossing a lot of curbs up North to get to a parking spot or fuel bowser.



If a WDH is not disconnected, it might put a force couple on the hitch that would be less safe than our set up. Where is the safety you mention then.


Don't knock it, everything works well, nothing unsafe about it.


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Ron, I had the same problem when we put the Outback Accessories tank on and still can get it to a lesser extent.
My cure was to raise the breather height.

To do this I just added a short length of rubber fuel line to the end of the existing overflow and curved the top down to stop any crap dropping into the top of the the new piece of hose.

You just need to pop the plastic clips off the cover that is covering the existing end of the overflow, remove the cover or maybe just pull it to one side and add the new piece of tube. I think I used a cable tie to form the "shepherds crook" on the top. When done just put the cover back on using the plastic clips that you removed.

It doesn't cure the problem completely but does fix the problem if you keep more of an eye on the level you fill it to, particularly when filling at sites that are not level.

One things for sure it's a hell of a lot better than carrying fuel when towing.
Thanks Keith. I'll give that a go.
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Ron, I had the same problem when we put the Outback Accessories tank on and still can get it to a lesser extent.
My cure was to raise the breather height.

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One things for sure it's a hell of a lot better than carrying fuel when towing.

Our extra fuel is only occasionally carried and then on the caravan. Only 40kg extra load on the caravan when tanks are full and fits comfortably in lockable cradles on the rear fender. Cost $100 for the cradles and cans a little less spent than a heavier larger diesel tank for the car.
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