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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old January 6th, 2016, 22:21   #31
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As someone who drives alot. And also plays the fuel price game. a replacement tank, or reasonable sized aux tank would be a + in my book. My Volvo packs 400 gallons.
What Volvo do you have? That's roughly a ton and a half of fuel - I only have around 280 gallons of fuel capacity.
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Old January 9th, 2016, 18:07   #32
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What Volvo do you have? That's roughly a ton and a half of fuel - I only have around 280 gallons of fuel capacity.
I assume it's an HDT. Parents Volvo holds just shy of 500 gallons too.

It'd go bad if a damn TDi could hold that much fuel!!! Haha
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Old January 12th, 2016, 10:45   #33
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Darn, even with the 19 gallon aux tank, I would have still needed to fill while on my Christmas trip. Of course, then I wold have not had any room for presents or maybe passengers.
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Old January 12th, 2016, 11:47   #34
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yep it only goes so far as long as it's far enough your good to go
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Old January 12th, 2016, 14:42   #35
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All AL tank was made by a local fabricator for $480 and another $400 for labor and parts to install. Would have done it myself, but needed a lift to get under the car.
Was the local fabricator RDS ????
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Old January 14th, 2016, 09:48   #36
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Assuming you could drive at 80mph all day, and assuming that you could average 40mpg at that speed (I'm being generous), my simple calculations indicate that the OP could drive for about 16 hours straight without stopping. This begs the question: How big is this guy's bladder? Don't forget that there is another "tank" that occasionally needs emptying.
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Old January 14th, 2016, 10:15   #37
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When I drive in Northern Canada, its not about driving without stopping, its about there isn't always a gas station around the corner or at the next block. If your going off the beaten track, you need as much supplies as you can carry.
HaHaHa most of them have no idea what you are talking about their biggest decision is which station has the best fuel for the price.
Most times we have to plan for the trip back before we leave and it may be 2 hours to the nearest fuel station in the other direction.
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Old January 14th, 2016, 10:42   #38
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Its the kind of mod that drug runners do according to the ATF. They just want to move the product.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2zXV2iBMJ4
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Old August 13th, 2019, 20:34   #39
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did we ever get pics of this set up or other mods for adding a tank where the spare tire goes?
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Old August 16th, 2019, 19:12   #40
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FYI - my old B4 passat tdi had a 19 gal tank...awesome car
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Considering this thread was started by someone in FL, and having heard the nightmares about trying to evacuate the state before the last storm came ashore, I can totally understand the addition of a reserve tank. Fortunately, diesel seems to be far easier to come by before a hurricane comes ashore than gasoline. When a storm is coming, I fill two 5 gallon jerry cans, and fill the TDI tanks. I can drive to Knoxville, TN on that much D2 if we take the MkIV.

I just read the entire thread, and we never did get pix of anyone's setup...
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Considering this thread was started by someone in FL, and having heard the nightmares about trying to evacuate the state before the last storm came ashore, I can totally understand the addition of a reserve tank. Fortunately, diesel seems to be far easier to come by before a hurricane comes ashore than gasoline. When a storm is coming, I fill two 5 gallon jerry cans, and fill the TDI tanks. I can drive to Knoxville, TN on that much D2 if we take the MkIV.

I just read the entire thread, and we never did get pix of anyone's setup...

i understand that for sure.

i live in CT so emergency stuff isn't my concern, i just hate going to gas stations and filling up unless it's one of my usual 4 places. i had to make a quick stop yesterday, diesel is $2.89 near my house, $3.25 near work and then i was going to stop off the highway...... $3.69... NOOOOPE!!

ended up finding one a few miles later for 3.09 which was better.

if it were up to me i'd have a 20gal tank if i could
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