Hello all, I have purchased a @Downey 22 gallon aux tank and intend to install it into my 9/73 FJ40 as my main tank. I would like to get some input from those that have already done this and get the following questions answered.
- Sending unit: Does the OEM sending unit get installed into the Downey tank? Does it need to be modified in any way to work correctly? Any tips on installing it?
- Routing to OEM fill tube: The Downey aux tank was designed to be connected to a new filler door cut into the rear quarter panel. I would like to route this to the OEM fill tube instead. It looks like this will require cutting a hole in the tub. Has anyone done this and are there any tips on routing?
- Removing charcoal filter: I intend to get rid of the charcoal filter and other EPA crap and seal off that line. Any tips here? This rig will never be registered in CA and is no longer required to go through a smog check in Portland.
- Fuel pump: Is an additional fuel pump needed due to the extra distance? Is it better to mount a pump to the frame rail or use an in-tank filter? I was thinking an external pump would be easier to access but have read that the noise can be bothersome. Is there a preferred fuel pump brand?