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    Dax fuel tank capacity

    Can anyone confirm the capacity of a standard Dax Cobra tank please?

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    Will depend on which MK Dax you have but here is a ball park http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=27837

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    Mines a standard Dax from 2002. It's an MGB tank at 12 gallons
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    I can measure my DeDion tank if that's any use to you - I know the standard chassis tank is slightly longer front to back. I'll see if I remember tonight..
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    Sorry I can't remember but 'not big enough' always rang a bell I thought mine was more like 18 imperial gallons.
    Andi.
    Looking on ebay a DAX tank is 899x538 shaped in a wedge between 128 and 203 (all in mm) - if I worked that out correctly it would be just under 18 UK gallons.
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    Thanks guys, mines a 2005 Dax Troj, I'll measure up and confirm. Cheers.

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    From the diagram I have of a std tank (originally from craggle, I think?) the standard chassis tank measures 540mm front to back, 900mm wide, 200mm tall at the front and 125mm tall at the rear. That would give a capacity of roughly 78732000mm3, or ~78.7 litres. Likely the wall thickness & baffles are made up for by the 'well' on the bottom with the takeoffs in.

    De Dion tank (mine) measures 490mm front to back, 900mm wide, 200mm tall at the front and 130mm tall at the back, but the sides are 'inset' by about 10mm so the real width is more like 880mm. That gives a capacity of roughly 71148000mm3 or ~71.1 litres, again not counting the 'well' on the bottom.

    Call it 78L for the standard tank and 71L for the De Dion tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronjb View Post
    From the diagram I have of a std tank (originally from craggle, I think?) the standard chassis tank measures 540mm front to back, 900mm wide, 200mm tall at the front and 125mm tall at the rear. That would give a capacity of roughly 78732000mm3, or ~78.7 litres. Likely the wall thickness & baffles are made up for by the 'well' on the bottom with the takeoffs in.

    De Dion tank (mine) measures 490mm front to back, 900mm wide, 200mm tall at the front and 130mm tall at the back, but the sides are 'inset' by about 10mm so the real width is more like 880mm. That gives a capacity of roughly 71148000mm3 or ~71.1 litres, again not counting the 'well' on the bottom.

    Call it 78L for the standard tank and 71L for the De Dion tank.
    LoL what's a 'L'
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    Litre
    Unit system SI derived unit
    Unit of Volume
    Symbol l (ℓ) or L
    If you would prefer .. 17.1 Imperial Gallons or 15.6 Imperial Gallons
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronjb View Post




    If you would prefer .. 17.1 Imperial Gallons or 15.6 Imperial Gallons
    Now that's just worse 17.1=15.6 in L. Where did Lsd go?
    Andi.
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