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Old 06-13-2019, 11:14 AM   #1
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Alpina extended fuel tank questions

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I am curious about how the Alpina extended fuel tank works. Does anyone have one and can help me understand how fuel flows from that to the regular tank? Is it gravity or does it have a transfer pump?

Also when you fill up, gas goes to the regular tank and after its full it starts filling up the extended tank?

I also remember seeing that the fuel gauge shows the extra fuel. Is that correct?

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Old 06-13-2019, 05:50 PM   #2
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Not sure how the level sensor/gauge setup works, but I believe the tank is set up with a tee in the filler neck which allows the extended tank to gravity feed and be filled in the normal way.

Personally, I wouldn't want one as I would be worried about the sender/pump seals in the main fuel tank leaking. Also, you need to cut a hole in your E30 to install the filler.

However, I supect the intention is to leave the aux tank mostly empty except when you are doing a long trip.
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:01 PM   #3
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When you fill main e30 tank it over flows to extended tank. It should come with e30 filler piping. The e30 filler piping should come with a T the filler to the truck. You will need to cut a hole in truck to filler piping and breather hose.
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Old 06-15-2019, 04:30 PM   #4
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Ok, I see. So it is gravity feeding the main tank.

I was not aware of the hole that needed to be cut.
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Old 06-15-2019, 04:30 PM   #5
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Btw, thanks guys for the explanation.
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