Keeping Diesel Tank for Subaru Conversion

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Keeping Diesel Tank for Subaru Conversion

Postby matt brighton » 11 Jul 2018, 13:28

Hi

Im installing a petrol subaru into what was a 1.6CS . Its recommended to use the 2.1 fuel tank because it has the correct outlet/retun size pipes.

As mine has the older metal filler neck I'm looking at thick end of £250 I hadn't budgeted for to buy complete system new.... tank and all the trimmings such as new elbow,filler pipe, gaskets,balance pipe,grommets, plus feed and return pipes when theres nothing wrong with the diesel tank I have apart from the bore of the outlet tube

Has anyone just fitted/wielded correct size pipe inlet/outlet or any other clever work around ?

seems expensive to be replacing the complete fuel tank and supply system all because of a feed pipe bore difference of a few mm of bore just for the length of the metal outlet tube - if it won't restrict the flow to the 2.0 NA engine ?

Thanks

Matt
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Re: Keeping Diesel Tank for Subaru Conversion

Postby multisi » 11 Jul 2018, 17:37

Having a clean fuel supply is very important when doing the conversion, if the tank in your van is the original its very old and could have rust issues which will kill the injection pump you are going to fit. You could save a bit by getting a second hand plastic filler neck , I have an original fuel injection pump you could have for a fiver. Taking the tank out also lets you do other important jobs like replacing the gear linkage bush on the chassis for early models, and checking if your handbrake rod/cable needs replacing. When I did my diesel to Subaru I opened up the loom and found the smaller red wire that goes to the battery and re routed that to the new position while I had the tank out.
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Re: Keeping Diesel Tank for Subaru Conversion

Postby matt brighton » 11 Jul 2018, 21:15

Thanks for that - and yes please :ok

PM me your details and I can p pal you the money +postage immediately

Thanks again -

thats a great help as now I'm getting to the point of buying stuff... its becoming a fair bit more expensive that I budgeted for - so a pump for a fiver is a godsend

Best

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