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120L Replacement Fuel Tank

Diesel Only



  • Comprehensive Fitting Kit and Instructions


  • Fully Baffled For Better Fuel Usage And Stronger Tank Design


  • Pre-Drilled Holes In Mounting Brackets For Fast & Easy Installation


  • Available With Optional Companion Tank





  • Part Number: TR55


  • Model Fitment: All TD4 110 & 130 LWB Models


  • Year Fitment: 10/2007 to 2017


  • Fuel Type: Diesel Only


  • LongRanger Capacity: 120 Litres (Replaces the 75lt OEM tank)


  • Fitting Location: Replaces Original Tank Behind The Rear Diff


  • Exhaust Modifications: None


  • Other Modifications: Sway Bar Spaces Down Approximately 75mm, Is Compatible With Square RHS Style Towbars Such As ARV12 Tow Bar (as seen in picture above) and Hayman reese R1974, Will Not Fit With Pipes Style Towbars Such As O/E Tow Bar Part Number RAA608 or Hayman Reese R2490 or ARV16 Most Other Tow Bars/Rear Bars Need Temporary Removal.


  • Fitting Time: 3 Hours Fitting Time Plus Towbar Removal If Applicable info


  • Shipping Weight: 45 KG


  • Shipping Dimensions: 1250 mm x 680 mm x 840 mm






Why does the TR55 Defender tank have a capacity of 127L in the pre 10/2007 TD5 models and only 120L capacity in the post 10/2007 TD4 models?

A big answer, but here is how it works.
For The new 2.4L 4cyl diesel (puma) model with a factory 75L tank The low warning light comes on with approx 12L left in the tank, as the needle hits the empty mark there is approximately 9L left. The vehicle will continue to travel until using this remaining 12L, (this leaves a 5L reserve left in the tank which is an undocumented reserve built in to give a total tank capacity of 80L). The vehicle will now go into limp mode (an induced misfire). Once in limp mode you can drive for 1.6km and the vehicle will shut down. You can then restart and drive for another 1.6km etc until you actually do run out of fuel, which is not recommended and can be a very costly exercise.
Land rover has designed the new model to go into limp mode to protect the high-pressure fuel pump, which will not last long without any fuel lubricating it. In addition as there is no manual lift pump on the vehicle fuel system a small service tool (special vacuum lift pump) will be required to bleed the vehicle after running the fuel system completely dry (or changing fuel filter etc).

We have listed below two examples of why there is more fuel in the bottom of The LongRanger tank, which simply cannot be used because the tank is proportionally bigger all-round including the bottom, which has a larger surface area and square corners when compared to the factory tank.

Example 1: Factory 75L tank has 12L left once the low warning light comes on. Once triggered by the low warning light, the vehicle goes into limp mode after using the remaining 12L of fuel, leaving only the 5L reserve left to ensure the fuel system is not run dry.

Example 2: The LongRanger Tank being proportionally bigger has approximately 19L left once the low warning light comes on, but the vehicle still goes into limp mode after using approximately another 12L, this leaves approximately 7L of fuel unusable under normal driving conditions in the bottom of the tank.

In the previous model defender it was possible to continue to drive and use the extra few litres built into The LongRanger after the low warning light came on without the vehicle going into limp mode and till you actually ran out of fuel.

As we have designed the pickup and the float on the sender unit to be at the very bottom of the tank there is little can be done to improve the situation without simply making a bigger and lower tank, which would compromise departure angle, and off road performance.

Does The Long Ranger have a drain plug

Yes, although some OEM and aftermarket tanks don’t come fitted with a drain plug we believe this is a must have feature when traveling the outback as you never know if you have to drain the tank in the advent of picking up a bad load of fuel.

Does this tank fit SWB Models

No, We Do Not Manufacture A SWB Tank

Noisy fuel pump

This noise will slowly disappear over a few hundred Klms. We are unsure why this happens, but there has also been a case of a fuel tank being installed and operated for a couple of years in a vehicle and the simple replacement of the battery caused the same symptoms

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Why is it so hard to fill my fuel tank after the tray was fitted

The filler of our LongRanger tank is in the same location as the OEM tank, the original steel filler neck on the vehicle does not lend itself very well to being lowered. Whether the standard fuel tank or a LongRanger is installed.
Unfortunately some tray manufacturers modify the fill neck to mount under the tie rail which is generally to low for the fuel to flow from the bowser to the tank or they rotate the fill neck and have a low point in the fast fill breather causing an air lock.
A well designed tray will have the fill neck mounted high and the fast fill breather with a gradual rise from the tank, below is a graphic for explanation.
During the fitting of a new tank it is important for the fast fill breather to have a gradual rise from the tank to the filler. If this is not done an air lock can form where fuel will accumulate stopping the air from escaping as you fill the tank, see picture below for do’s and dont’s of a filler neck install.

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I have a special tray built for my cab chassis, will the tank be compatible

The LongRanger is designed to fit with all OEM and most aftermarket trays, If you have a custom or unique tray it would be worth browsing through the gallery to see how the LongRanger tank fits.  It should also be noted that fitting an aftermarket tray often results in a lower filler neck, this should be avoided to ensure the tank does not fill to slow.

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Will the fuel gauge still work

While the fuel gauge will still work and be consistent with it’s new readings, due to the shape we have made the tank to maximise the capacity under the vehicle the gauge will stay on full for longer and the top half of the tank is bigger than the bottom half.
If we cant modify the OEM sender to suit the new tank our kits are supplied with a longer direct replacement float arms to improve the accuracy, this speeds up the fitting time and no soldering or brazing on wire extensions to the OEM float arm.

Do I need an extra protection plate

Standard OEM fuel tanks manufactured with plastic construction or thin turn plate often require an extra bash plate for protection. Being made from 2mm “aluminised steel” with internal baffling our tanks are designed to handle the odd scrap and dint you would expect with general 4wd use or outback touring and offer excellent strength and durability in these situations. Depending on your intended vehicle use if you often find when out on the trail turning back is not an option and your forced to test your vehicle to it’s limits or if you’ll be doing lots of hard off roading in steep and rocky terrain we may have other options more suitable for you such as a smaller tank with more ground clearance or a “HD” version with a heavy duty protection plate welded directly to the bottom of the tank.

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I work for the Rural Fire Service – how will this tank go if I get caught out in a fire.

While the OEM tank is made of plastic and could melt allowing the fuel to catch fire and greatly decrease the chance of survival all our Longrange tanks are made from 2mm aluminsed steel which will last much longer in these situations greatly increasing the chances of your survival.  Below is a good picture showing a Landrover Defender which had the plastic OEM tank replaced for use by the RFS showing all the other precautions to take such as rapping the fuel lines with fireproof lagging.

Does the tank have anti-surge dam and baffles

Yes, we have both incorporated in our design.
While it is obviously cheaper for some aftermarket and OEM manufacturers to build a tank without baffles, to maximise fuel usage from the new larger tank we believe a good design should have baffles and a built in chamber around the fuel pickup unit to help avoid pickup cavitation sucking in air, these features can be especially useful when accidentally running low on fuel or driving on sloping terrain.
With larger tanks having bigger surface areas and often a bit lower to the ground baffles also help add strength for those odd knocks and dents you cant avoid. A tank without baffles could flex up when hit by obsticles and damage the internal fuel pump that is sitting on the bottom of the tank.

 

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Does this long ranger fuel tank fit with towbars

Generally we try to make our tanks fit with most towbars on the market at the time we design our tank, occasionally a particular towbar is built in such a way that to make our tank compatible would result in very little extra fuel capacity gained,  if there are any known issues with specific models we mention this on the specifications tab under “other mods”

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Where are the tanks made

While there is a popular belief that all the big brands are made in a country with a cheap manufacturing base in the same factory with a different badge at The Long Ranger we still design and manufacture our tanks in Australia were it all started way back in the late 70’s.  We are a family run company based in Newcastle employing local people and that’s not about to change anytime soon.

Is the GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass) affected

No, adding a tank is the same as any other accessory and is utilising the vehicles payload capacity IE: anything added to the vehicle from the manufactures specification is using the payload capacity, whether it be driving lights, a set of rubber mats, a LongRanger fuel tank or the kids. As with most vehicles from a manufacturer the standard springs are not designed to cope with a constant full load on an extended trip, we recommend fitting a set of heavier rated springs such as those from Old Man Emu that have been designed to carry the extra weight of a fully loaded vehicle set up for camping.

Do the tanks come complete ready to fit

Yes they do, you may have heard on the grape vine that some aftermarket tank suppliers ship their products with poor fitting instructions and incomplete kits that make a trip to the local auto store a necessity to finish the job. At the LongRanger we supply comprehensive installation instructions with lots of photos to ensure the job is done as efficiently as possible and a complete installation kit ready to install so your local fitter can be rest assured there will be no expensive delays sourcing bits and pieces to finish the job!

Is the LongRanger design compatible with other accessories

There is nothing worse than buying an accessory to find it’s not compatible with something else you have fitted, we might not be first to market, but that’s because we try our best to design our long range tanks to be suitable with all models in the range and most other popular accessories you might want to install either now or in the future. Although we have designed our tanks with maximum compatibility in mind, if you have something specially fitted to your vehicle that is of concern we have provided a good selection of pictures in the gallery showing the installation to give a clear idea where The LongRanger fits under the vehicle.

Where can I purchase a LongRanger fuel tank

If you can’t make it to the Newcastle factory at 65 Northville Drive Barnsley NSW, all our products are distributed by ARB 4×4 accessories. For sales and support around Australia you can find a list of all the ARB stores Here

How long is the warranty period

All LongRanger manufactured products are covered by a 3-year warranty.
Note: There are some third party components not made by The LongRanger such as fuel pumps, sender units and switches etc found in some kits that come with their own 12 month manufacturers warranty.

What are the tanks made from

All LongRanger fuel tanks are made from Aluminised steel. This product is manufactured by the steel mill using 2mm (14gauge) cold rolled steel with a thin aluminium coating applied during the manufacturing process. Aluminised steel offers excellent weight vs. strength and durability when compared to lighter aluminium that just doesn’t have the raw strength to stand up to the hard knocks the underneath of a vehicle can suffer or the heavier Stainless steel that is more prone to fatigue cracks caused by embrittlement in the heat affected zone from the welding process.

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Have you got a unique setup?


Below is a list of standard accessories we have checked for compatibility with our tanks and strive to ensure compatibility with.
Alternatively if you have something a little different please check our pictures and advise the sales staff to allow extra time for fitting if you think you have something that might cause a problem on the day or if you are planning an extensive list of modifications to your truck use our pictures to make sure our tank will fit in with your plans for the best chance to get it setup the way you want.
As our fuel and water tanks are designed to make use of space under your vehicle anything else fitted could cause and issue on the day of fitting, things such as trundle draws, air tanks, tipper trays, water tanks, custom trays with low floors, batteries, extra tyre, structural chassis changes etc can all cause an unexpected issue, delays or even non fitting in a worst case scenario.

Typically towbars made from square RHS from one chassis rail to the other Such As ARV12 Tow Bar and Hayman reese R1974 are compatible,  A pic of this style fitted with our tank is in the photo gallery. Towbars made with round pipe that bend and follow the contour of the OEM tank are not compatible as they don’t allow for a tank with square corners to fit, in Australia these are O/E tow bar part number RAA608 or Hayman Reese R2490 or ARV16, there is a picture of this style in the gallery

While our tanks have been primarily designed to fit Australian models prior to early 2000, Since then car manufacturers have been getting smarter and making their cars on global platforms so they generally fit vehicles of the same model in other countries.
Your local ARB dealer may be able to assist with any fitment questions as they may have some prior experience with your particular model.
Another good resource is to check our photo gallery for an idea of the shape and location of our tank.  Some common areas to look for possible issues with models in other countries would be: is the filler on the same side, do the chassis look the same around the tank location, If choosing a replacement tank, is the genuine tank the same capacity as with the genuine Australian spec model, Does the exhaust run in the same place, Do you have different genuine or non-genuine accessories fitted that may not be available in Australia for us to verify that may be affected with a new fuel tank.

To date this tank has fitted into vehicles bought in China, South Africa, Poland, Russia, Libya, Oman, Mozambique, England, Germany.

 

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Cross Break Strengthening. This is a simple and effective feature to aid in the stiffening of large flat panels. This technique reduces the risk of a fuel or water tank suffering from fatigue related stress cracks when travelling on extreme corrugations.

 


max-foldMax Fold. Using this feature we maximise the sheet by making the base of the fuel tank from one side to the other in one continuous piece of metal.  This ensures the minimum amount of heat and possible stress from welded joins.

 


hptHydrostatic Pressure Test. At The LongRanger factory each & every fuel & water tank undergoes a pressure test while being placed under water at a maximum of 5 psi.

 


shapeShape. Good design practices are what make a fuel tank both usable and functional. Some manufactures build cheap large sheet metal boxes and bolt them under a vehicle and call it a fuel tank. At the LongRanger we take the design a little more serious. Attention to detail and decades of experience building tanks has taught us what it takes to make a great product.

 


bafflesBaffles. help add strength to the bottom of a tank, this is especially important for a 4WD when bottoming the tank out on obstacles with the pickup unit sitting on the bottom which could be damaged, if the new tank design is lower than the OEM tank this is even more important with the tank being more vulnerable to accidental obstacle contact. A well designed longrange tank should incorporate baffles for improved offroad performance as baffles also help retain the fuel around the pickup unit.  With longrange tanks generally being longer or wider than the OEM tank when low on fuel it can “run away” from the pickup when driving in undulating terrain and possibly cause the engine to starve for fuel leaving you in an unpredictable situation and potentially unsafe location.


3 Year Warranty

3 YEAR WARRANTY

Tanks will be free from any manufacturing defects in materials or workmanship for a period of Three Years from the date of purchase.

Manufactured By

MANUFACTURED BY

It was during the late 70’s that Fred Black, owner of Out of Town 4WD, recognised a need for 4WD travellers to have a greater fuel capacity to travel the vast distances often necessary in Australia.

Distributed By

DISTRIBUTED BY

Today, ARB is Australia’s largest manufacturer and distributor of 4×4 accessories. With an office in the USA and an export network that extends through more than 100 countries around the globe.

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