Extended fuel tank ( 34 gal ) - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
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Lightbulb Extended fuel tank ( 34 gal )

https://longrangeautomotive.com.au/H...f-7bb0e9d7f718

I will order and advise

34 gallon is fine with me..

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I will order and advise



34 gallon is fine with me..



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Subbed that would be pretty neat to have. Wonder if it will mess with the computer at all? Or even if you can reprogram it to calculate with new capacity?


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Good luck! I tried this one from ARB: https://www.arb.com.au/holden-colora...g-range-tanks/ and was told it wouldnt come close to fitting. The differences between the Holden and Chevy are too different because of the difference in EPA and emissions regulations. They wouldn't even ship it.

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This would be perfect if it didn't hang below the frame rails.


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Subbed that would be pretty neat to have. Wonder if it will mess with the computer at all? Or even if you can reprogram it to calculate with new capacity?


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Does the Distance to Empty function in my vehicle still remain accurate?
The distance to empty function on your trip computer will not remain accurate. The vehicles ECU has the capacity of the original tank programmed into it and the DTE counts down as the float starts to move from Full to empty. The closer you get to empty the more accurate the DTE becomes.
It is incorrect to say that once the fuel gauge starts to move you only have the capacity of the original tank left. In general the Longrange replacement tank has a greater surface area than the original tank and there is a portion of fuel above the full limit of the float that needs to be used before the gauge starts to move.
It is important to remember that the actual fuel gauge will read correctly at empty.
We suggest that to become familiar with how your fuel gauge registers once you have your Longrange tank fitted you refill your tank from quarter, half and three quarters of a tank and take note of the amount of Litres you can put in.
Another tip is to reset one of your trip meters every time you fill your tank, over time you will be able to establish how far you can travel in different driving conditions.

Will my fuel gauge remain accurate with a long range fuel tank?
This does differ a lot from vehicle to vehicle. Most replacement tanks will tend to hang on full for a while until the fuel level that is above the upper level of the float is used. Low fuel warning lights will generally come on at the same level as the original tank but with a greater reserve capacity as the tank has a larger surface area.

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1050.00 aus / 870.00 us


49kg is weight..

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Sending pics to Paul of our USA version for fitment verification

Fuel tank needle will still work...

Stay tuned

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Any reason this wouldn't work on a gas version?
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@sequoia464: As far as I can tell the layout in vehicle is the same for both gas and diesel trucks (EDIT: specifically referring to the fuel tank location):



Only thing that I can think of is that diesel is an oil and is less refined while gasoline is a solvent . Therefore, different chemical properties that could lead to unforeseen complications with the system. Don't see anything in the USDOT regulations that say you can't use a diesel tank (maybe I'm looking in the wrong spot? see for yourself).

Would def recommend researching it more before making a judgement call.

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Wow. 34 gal tank, i could go 1800 kms on a tank.
With a range of 1100 kms the 80L original tank is all i need. Rather have the extra 100 lbs it would weigh for payload purpose.
My last Duramax 3500hd had a 36 gal tank, i could only go 800 kms.

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@sequoia464: As far as I can tell the layout in vehicle is the same for both gas and diesel trucks (EDIT: specifically referring to the fuel tank location):



Only thing that I can think of is that diesel is an oil while gasoline is a solvent and is less refined than gas. Therefore, different chemical properties that could lead to unforeseen complications with the system. Don't see anything in the USDOT regulations that say you can't use a diesel tank (maybe I'm looking in the wrong spot? see for yourself.

Would def recommend researching it more before making a judgement call.
I will do that. My thoughts are similar to yours in that the gasoline fuel tank might have differences based on the increased volatility of gas as opposed to diesel? Just speculating.

I'll see if I can find anything else out about this , thanks for the info. Would love to have a larger tank.
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Diesel should lack the evap system. Since it's metal you could weld the fittings for a gas application. Typically it's the rubber bits like lines and o-rings you worry about when swapping fuel types to ensure compatibility. Never converted a fuel system to diesel though so not sure if it's an issue.

The bigger concern is if any part of the DEF system, tank, fill line, pump, brain, etc is in the way of where the additional capacity is placed. Do the aussie versions have the exact same emissions system as ours? I thought theirs was watered down compared to our standards due to how strict EPA regs are.
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Wow awesome! This would be a great if it fits our trucks please keep us posted.
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Speaking of extended tanks. If one were to delete dpf/def, the def tank wouldn't be needed.... could clean that out well and link the two tanks for an extra 5.2gals!

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Sending pics to Paul of our USA version for fitment verification

Fuel tank needle will still work...

Stay tuned

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Sounds very interesting. The website says it's made aluminized (coated) steel. Consider it hangs down a bit, and has abrupt corners (especially at the front), I'd prefer it were made of stainless steel, most of which are non-sparking, and won't rust. I'd also like to it coated in a spray-on bedliner type of material for the same reasons (external durability, spark prevention).

Very interesting!
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Any updates on this?
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I don't think my bladder would last 34 gallons
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