Temporary Tank Diesel 463

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JASONGDS
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I want to remove my plastic 463 tank as a temporary measure so I can drive it  to the welder for  for some welding around that area,

What is the easiest way to rig up a temporary tank, attach temporary fuel lines to the filter head ( supply and return) and feed pipes through passenger window into a Jerry Can on the floor, or just add a bit of pipe to the fuel tank supply pipes and put a can in the back?

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Re: Temporary Tank Diesel 463

How far do you need to go?

Take a 2L soft drinks bottle, throw away the cap, poke both feed and return fuel lines into the top of it, to the botttom and secure in engine bay, intake side with bungee cord, gaffer tape, cable ties or whatever you fancy/have. You may need to make short extensions, but probably not. Point to disconnect them is where the rubber hoses go onto hard lines towards the tank, so your lift pump and fuel filter still do what they do. You may well have space for a standard 5L fuel can there. Just secure it upright so it won't fall over and take it easy over any bumps or potholes to prevent it sloshing out! And keep the revs low to avoid exhaust heating up in case you have spillage. Best also to do the journey around 7am. 

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Scary!

I had to get my car to local garage and they came up with local man with trailer to get me from A to B for £40.

Bear in mind how much your 463 is worth and the fact that in the event of a mishap your insurance company will undoubtedly turn down your claim. I know which I'd do.

Sorry if you think this is being negative.

Mark

 

 

 

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Re: Temporary Tank Diesel 463

Not being funny here but why would you bother making life so difficult for yourself and even bother asking such a question ? how expensive is it to tow the car or have of picked up and sort it out. If you have to go through these extremes to save some money  you should find another hobby. 

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Calm down boys and girls.

Nothing wrong with it at all. Its a DIESEL. Not normal but no big deal.

There's tens of thousands of cars, vans and trucks running the length and width of this country every day with sweating/leaking return lines pissing down the sides of their engines collecting on oily-soaked-with-diesel-muck engine undercovers being driven at breakneck speeds, which is a million times more dangerous. 

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How much are you looking to save if the welder were to remove and refit the tank himself? Just don't fill the tank right up when the vehicle is delivered to the welder.

Otherwise you have answered your own question.

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Re: Temporary Tank Diesel 463

 you are right rakesh ,run it really low and take the tank down when you get there.

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Axel, please remove that comment, affects my resale value, spent a fortune on new windscreen frame, new rear wings, looks very nice as smart as any , unfortunately panhard rod bracket needs a bit of tlc, hence the trip to welder.

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Re: Temporary Tank Diesel 463

TBH Jason, I would like to see any recovery truck get up that hill to your farm, let alone down the mental track to it, i left half my Brabus Front Spoiler there last time sadangry

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Just thought it would be easier for me to remove tank as I know my way around, rather than paying someone else to do it, shame a LR mate has a jerry can complete with an exit tap /pipe brazed on to the bottom. Yeah track not ideal for Brabus stuff, though my neighbour used to drive his 500 S class  down with no problems,....

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jason ,it will not hurt your resale as you are dealing with it properly , besides there is no reg number or any way of identifying your g . i will ask mark to remove my rust /rotten remark  (maybe with a wire brush)

 

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Re: Temporary Tank Diesel 463

why not do the prep work to take the tank off and stay around to show him how its done, rope through access cover etc to take the weight, loosen off the brackets in advance as they can be seized

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Re: Temporary Tank Diesel 463

JASONGDS wrote:

Just thought it would be easier for me to remove tank as I know my way around, rather than paying someone else to do it, shame a LR mate has a jerry can complete with an exit tap /pipe brazed on to the bottom. Yeah track not ideal for Brabus stuff, though my neighbour used to drive his 500 S class  down with no problems,....

In the engine compartment unclamp and pull the fuel inlet and return hoses off the metal lines. Grab a large 2ltr plastic soda bottle, cut 2 holes in the bottle one for each line and shove both lines into the bottle full of diesel. Make sure that the fuel inlet line is closer to the bottom of the bottle but not touching the bottom. secure it so that it will not move and off you go.

This is the same set-up as doing a Diesel Purge. : http://www.dieselgiant.com/injectorcleaning.htm

 

Mark