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KCrisp 10-12-2010 05:06 PM

19 gallon fuel tank swap?
Even though the 15 gallon tank was supposed to be standard in the 1999 SE, mine has a 15 gallon tank. Other than dropping the small one out and strapping in a wrecking yard 19 gallon tank, is there anything else to this? The sender is terrible so I was going to replace that in the process. I take it the sender and fuel pump are one unit.

Second question, a new factory tank is $350 or so. Does anybody make an aftermarket one that is less?


jgorm 10-12-2010 06:46 PM

I thought the 15 gallon tank was exactly the same as the 19 gallon tank except that the filler tube extended farther in. Some people cut that shorter to make the 15 gal tank a 19 gal tank.

burton160w 10-12-2010 08:27 PM

wrecking yard is such a dirty word.
Got Trail? Rob's (AKA seRob) Jeep site

ask and you shall receive

oldskool71 10-12-2010 08:50 PM

More good info...thanks

Mayo12080 10-12-2010 09:12 PM

Great info!

KCrisp 10-12-2010 09:42 PM

He is saying the 19 gallon tank and the 15 gallon tank are the same thing? He just cuts two tubes and it takes 19 gallons? The factory manual I found on line does suggest the tubes being cut are for roll-over protection. Seriously?

jgorm 10-13-2010 10:16 AM

Got Trail? Rob's (AKA seRob) Jeep site
This is a decent write up.

burton160w 10-13-2010 10:27 AM

ugh, newbie. I already posted the jgorm :p just kiddin

It's definitely not for roll over protection. I can verify that the 19 gallon tank does not have this feature. The "rollover" valves are those two tubes on top of the gas tank. The ones on the side are simply filler and air vent.

jgorm 10-13-2010 11:03 AM

haha, didn't notice it because your wrecking yard comment threw me off!

KCrisp 10-17-2010 10:42 PM

Tried using a gas siphon and about 24 inches in it jams and won't reach the gas. It is so firm and predictable a blockage that it's almost like there's a restrictor in there to prevent siphoning. Those who have siphoned it out -- how'd you do it?

DevilDogDoc 10-18-2010 12:21 AM

I picked my tank up and emptied it from the filler tube into a clean bucket. Had about 8 gallons in it.

burton160w 10-24-2010 12:02 AM

There is a restricter in there, you're just going the line stuck and possibly damage the ping pong ball inside the gas tank (you think I'm kidding lol).

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