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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-17-2001, 10:04 PM
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What replacement tank for my 87 YJ?

I sprung a leak in my gas tank. I am trying to order a new one but since it is plastic every place is telling me they cannot replace it. They are telling me the stock tanks are metal and their replacements won't fit my Jeep.

Some advice please!

87 YJ 4.2L 31's TR upgrade, Rochester Carb,
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-19-2001, 10:41 AM
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Re: What replacement tank for my 87 YJ?

back on top. Anybody seen a plastic tank on an 87 or is mine already replaced or something?

87 YJ 4.2L 31's TR upgrade, Rochester Carb,
78 CJ5 360 4" 33" 9000lb winch
One of 'ems gotta go probably sellin the YJ
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Re: What replacement tank for my 87 YJ?

Replace it with the newer, 20 gallon plastic tank ( say its from a 93 when ordering). If your tank was already replaced with the newer plastic it will bolt right up(you 87 stock, tank would be the smaller, 15 gallon steel tank). If it hasnt been modified to fit the newer tank, it is a very easy modification, just adding another strap to the skid plate mount. Either of the tanks will fit, but you will need the propper cover/sending unit for whichever tank you use. Your 87 fuel pump, if it is an in tank pump, will fit onto the newer sending unit.
Swapping to the newer 20 gallon plastic tank is a good swap for anyone with an older YJ, and a little extra time, and an affordable junk yard in their area.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-19-2001, 08:05 PM
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Re: What replacement tank for my 87 YJ?

yeah i've got a plastic 20 in mine. don't see why you couldn't get a replacement. i've seen them in catalogs like rosser. i have an external mechanical pump.

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Re: What replacement tank for my 87 YJ?

I would call around the junk-yards to find the cheapest...otherwise there are lots of replacement tanks available thru mail-order catalogs. I myself replaced my tank with one from Aerotank and am pretty happy with it so far, 28gal capacity and very heavy-duty...but it was very heavy-duty on the packet as well ~$400!

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