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Extra large petrol fuel tank?

Postby spanishfly » 09 Jan 2020, 17:30

Just removed the rusty fuel tank from my Dehler to fit a freshly painted new one courtesy of BW.

Finally had both tanks in the same place and offered up the new one only to realise it was atleast 30 cm shorter than the one I've removed?

Presumably there was a long range option for 2.1's back in the day? Or the originals were bigger?
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Re: Extra large petrol fuel tank?

Postby slowcoach » 09 Jan 2020, 22:05

Did you take a picture of them? Wouldn't have thought 30cm extra length (or width) would fit between the frame rails?
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Re: Extra large petrol fuel tank?

Postby Oldiebut goodie » 09 Jan 2020, 23:04

But 30cm less would! :lol:
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Re: Extra large petrol fuel tank?

Postby spanishfly » 09 Jan 2020, 23:44

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I can see I'm going to have to drop the new one and post a photo of the two side by side. Rectangle vs square!
A friend suggested South African tank? Would make sense......?
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Re: Extra large petrol fuel tank?

Postby Kai » 26 Jan 2020, 20:48

I squeezed 90 litres into mine last week. My South African bus takes much more fuel then the German one.
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Re: Extra large petrol fuel tank?

Postby spanishfly » 26 Jan 2020, 21:05

Ahh I see, South African connection. Mystery solved perhaps..! Thanks
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Re: Extra large petrol fuel tank?

Postby Asw » 12 Apr 2020, 19:36

i quite like the idea of extra capacity. Are SA spec tanks available in the UK?
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