147L Replacement Fuel Tank

Petrol Only



  • The Only Legal Kit Available For A Petrol Nissan GQ Supplied With A Carbon Canister


  • 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





  • Part Number: TR27P


  • Model Fitment: All SWB and LWB Wagon and Cab Chassis (Coil Spring) Models


  • Year Fitment: 1988 to 1994


  • Fuel Type: Petrol (Kit supplied with carbon canister)


  • LongRanger Capacity: 147 Litres (Replaces the 95lt OEM tank)


  • Fitting Location: Original


  • Exhaust Modifications: None


  • Other Modifications: Some Tow Bars/Rear Bars Need Temporary Removal, Access To Cargo Area Required info


  • Fitting Time: 3 1/2 Hours Fitting Time info


  • Shipping Weight: 42 KG


  • Shipping Dimensions: 1010 mm x 420 mm x 620 mm


We offer 2 styles of replacement fuel tank for this vehicle.

We have a 147lt tank that replaces the rear tank #TR27. (also available to suit petrol vehicles and supplied with a carbon canister to make it the only legal tank in Australia #TR27P)

We can also supply this same design but with lower mounting brackets to suit your body lift (not spring lift) for more ground clearance, at time of order quote you body lift size of 30mm or 50mm etc.  This is also a good option on coil cabs to get the tank a bit higher depending on your tray design and filler neck height.  This tank will be custom built for you #TR27A with a capacity of 144lt.



Does this tank installation kit include a carbon canister to meet the legal anti pollution requirements for my registration

Yes, from 2015 we supply an additional carbon canister in our kits, these are mounted inline with the OEM canister to boost the amount of carbon used to help capture the larger volume of hydrocarbons created from a much bigger tank and assist in a cleaner environment.
Any tank supplied in Australia from 2015 must be installed with a canister to make it legal.

Can I buy a carbon canister for another application

No, Long Ranger have designed these canisters to work with our specific designs and are only supplied complete with our tanks.

 

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Does the tank have anti-surge dam and baffles

Yes, to maximise fuel usage from the new larger tank we 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 baffles also help add strength for those odd knocks and dents you can’t avoid.

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.

Can this tank fit into a leaf spring Cab Chassis with a main tank behind the rear axle (like a wagon)

NO we do not recommend fitment of a TR27 in a leaf sprung Cab Chassis Although the tank will actually fit in the vehicle, the rear spring bolts are a little close to our tank and may cause problems if they contact the tank

Are the GQ replacement tanks interchangeable into a GU?

The short answer: No
The long answer: The fuel pump, breathers etc are all the same or similar. The bracket mounting is the same. (we even use the same jig to put the brackets on) But unfortunately due to a different floor pan the top of the tank is a different shape. So when trying to fit a GQ tank into a GU the tank wont fit up against the mounts and would hang down another 40mm if spacers were made. The tank would fit into a GU coil cab chassis model as there is no floor pan.

Why is there separate listings for diesel and petrol models

Although most aftermarket manufacturers only build one tank to suit both models for a longrange tank to be legal in Australia and most other countries around the world all road registered petrol engine vehicles need to be fitted with an additional carbon canister to ensure their anti pollution systems continue to comply with the regulations for vehicle registration, from 2015 The LongRanger is the only legal tank in Australia with our kits  supplied standard with a carbon canister.

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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.

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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!

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.

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.

 

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.

 

canister

Carbon Canister. When adding additional fuel capacity there is a legal and moral requirement to install a larger or secondary carbon canister.

Carbon canisters contain activated carbon which absorb and store fuel vapour to reliably reduce the emission of hydrocarbons and pollutants into the atmosphere.

Every petrol tank has a pressure balance pipe, which ensures that no vacuum develops as the tank is emptied, and that heating and expansion of the fuel does not create overpressure in the tank. When overpressure is relieved the fuel fumes that escape are routed through the system breather to the activated carbon where they are captured and stored.

When driving the car these hydrocarbons are burned during normal operation as they are purged via a vacuum line from the engine drawing fresh air back through the canister.

Since 2015 LongRanger is the only brand available in Australia to embark on a major initiative which will eventually see all required models shipped with a carbon canister as a standard feature.

This industry first is part of The LongRanger’s efforts for a more sustainable environment.


CBS

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.

 


pbsParallel Break Strengthening. Just like CBS this feature aids in the stiffening of large flat panels and reduces the risk of a fuel or water tank suffering from fatigue related stress cracks when travelling on extreme corrugations. We usually incorporate these on the very bottom of a tank.

 


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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