Petrol Tank

technical data -

8 gallon capacity (1.1/4 gallon reserve) (approx. fuel consumption - 25 to 30 mpg)

maintenance -

After long periods of time, the tank may require flushing or removal of sediment which will block the fuel outlets.

problems -

Sediment often blocks the outlets after many years, especially the reserve tank outlet. A very effective solution is to disconnect the petrol hose at the changeover valve and blow air (using a foot pump) into the tank until bubbling is heard.

The turned end of the filler pipe may rust, or become distorted, which prevents the petrol cap from fitting (or sealing) correctly. It may be possible to open the rim (on the pipe) up again to ensure a proper fit.

removal -

1) Drain petrol tank to reduce weight.
2) Remove plywood center section of boot floor (10 screws, Briggs) or 2 pressed metal plates on boot floor (Barker).
3) Detach 2 feed pipes, rubber connecting tube to petrol filler, and wiring to sender unit.
4) Unbolt tank fixings (4 bolts) to the chassis cross members (round section).
5) Remove the rear exhaust mounting and lay the exhaust stem on the floor.
6) Carefully push the tank until the lip on the O/S just clears the mounting tube, then slide it down.

other notes -

When originally supplied by the factory, cars were usually supplied with 8 gallons of petrol and a recorded mileage of between 20 and 50 miles.

Wilmot Breeden made a variety of locking petrol caps and it is possible one of these might be adapted for the LD10. In general, locking petrol caps require the use of an adapter flange for 2 or 3 point bayonet-style caps and may therefore require modification/replacement of the petrol filler grommet.

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