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different size fuel tanks HELP

Post by griffo » Mon May 30, 2016 6:38 am

hi I am wondering what were the different sizes of fuel tanks?
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Re: different size fuel tanks HELP

Post by Da_Hose » Mon May 30, 2016 7:24 am

I only know of the stock 14 gallon, and a unique touring tank that I recall seeing in Bobbo's beautiful, green machine. I think he said it holds 3 more gallons.

Got any more info. to share on that, Bobbo? Or am I hallucinating a discussion ...... yet again. Getting old sucks ...... :-({|=

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Re: different size fuel tanks HELP

Post by griffo » Mon May 30, 2016 8:00 am

I ask this because when I do the s38 swap If possible I will want a bigger tank!

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Re: different size fuel tanks HELP

Post by dwcains » Mon May 30, 2016 4:32 pm

The Euro cars have a bigger tank. The US-cars have the smaller tank because of the clearance needed for the larger bumper supports.
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Re: different size fuel tanks HELP

Post by griffo » Tue May 31, 2016 2:35 pm

ok so my 633csi has the biggest tank since it is a uk car!

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Re: different size fuel tanks HELP

Post by dwcains » Tue May 31, 2016 7:46 pm

That's what I've heard - only the US has the smaller tank. Not sure about what happened to tank size when the "world" bumpers showed up.
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and WHY is this question in the workshop?!?

Post by GRNSHRK » Tue May 31, 2016 8:07 pm

griffo, PLEASE, try and use the correct forum for your questions [-o<

For the record, I am going to move this thread, but we have lost a few in the process, even though I will leave this one behind, or whatever it's called :-?

Oh, Jose, not sure where you got that idea that I have some sort of "touring tank", but I've got whatever is stock, 14 gallons I think :-k

Now from what I recall, the Euro fuel gauges top out at 70 Liters, which is a good bit more than 14 gallons, so maybe it is true that the use of US bumpers required smaller tanks :(
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Re: different size fuel tanks HELP

Post by griffo » Tue May 31, 2016 9:48 pm

sorry mate i didn't relize!
ok so i was just informed by my local beema guru that the m6 had a larger tank is there anyone who can verify this?

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Re: different size fuel tanks HELP

Post by sharkfan » Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:26 am

The part number for my 70l 1985 M635CSi fuel tank is used across all E24's, all E28's and all E12's for Europe, Japan and South Africa.
2001 Alpina B10 V8 Touring (1 of 12 rhd)
1997 Alpina B12 5.7 L (1 of 2 rhd)
1995 Alpina B10 4.6 Touring (1 of 1 rhd)
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Re: different size fuel tanks HELP

Post by griffo » Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:29 am

ok then that's cool.
my e30 323is has the smaller tank were the true is or m had a larger tank so that's pretty cool these cars were built with so much precition!

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Re: different size fuel tanks HELP

Post by Da_Hose » Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:51 pm

My 1987 M6 only takes 14 gallons. I have tried running it almost bone dry before and haven't ever exceeded 15 gals.

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Re: different size fuel tanks HELP

Post by dwcains » Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:21 pm

My Euro is supposed to have a 70-liter tank, which converts to 18.5 US gallons.
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Re: different size fuel tanks HELP

Post by griffo » Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:55 pm

but is it uro M car?

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Re: different size fuel tanks HELP

Post by dwcains » Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:56 pm

No - '85 635 CSi Euro with the dirty M30. Both M and CSi have the same fuel gauge, though.
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Re: different size fuel tanks HELP

Post by griffo » Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:10 pm

ok so its settled my 79' 633csi has the 18.5 gallon tank then?

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Re: different size fuel tanks HELP

Post by baders » Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:39 am

If your car is a Euro import then yes. If it was imported from Japan then no, it will have a 63L tank.
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Re: different size fuel tanks HELP

Post by griffo » Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:38 am

yea shes a possible hallmark special imported from Germany to canbera were it lived until i got it!

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Re: different size fuel tanks HELP

Post by sharkfan » Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:25 am

griffo wrote:yea shes a possible hallmark special imported from Germany to canbera were it lived until i got it!
It won't have been a 'Hallmark special imported from Germany' as the 'Hallmark' cars were a UK only marketing ploy; it will have been a UK car.
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Re: different size fuel tanks HELP

Post by griffo » Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:25 am

it was uk but went to Germany then to Canberra.
hense the uk bmw club badge.
its had a rough life and when it came to oz it got a shitty paint job and a set of lovell coil overs and anti sway bars.
i am in the mist of talking to the club but if amyone has any info on a RESEDA GREEN HALLMARK SPECIAL in the uk or Canberra please tell me. maybe someone may know the car through friends. at the end of the day its a small world!

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