Author Topic: Does a Clio 16v/Williams fuel tank fit a Renault 5 ???  (Read 2828 times)

davidbuttigieg

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Does anyone know if a fuel tank from a Renault Clio 16v/Williams fit to a Renault 5 ?

Next to each other they seem exactly the same apart from the Clio having fuel sender + fuel pump unit and the 5's one having only fuel sender unit... infact this is the reason why I want the Clio one.

Or is there any chance making the 5's tank feed fuel by gravity to an external inline high pressure fuel pump ?

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Re: Does a Clio 16v/Williams fuel tank fit a Renault 5 ???
« Reply #1 on: 23:45, Fri 13 May 2011 »
The R5 already has an external in-line fuel pump.

Or am i misunderstanding something here?

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Re: Does a Clio 16v/Williams fuel tank fit a Renault 5 ???
« Reply #2 on: 07:38, Sat 14 May 2011 »
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
The R5 already has an external in-line fuel pump.

Or am i misunderstanding something here?

I am running a volvo 1.7 and need high pressure fuel .. and high pressure inline pumps need to be at least gravity fed, or fed by another pump (in-tank for instance).

So, my chances are, I'de either fit a 16v/Williams tank or make my existing tank gravity feed my pump (making some sort of fitting at the bottom of the tank.. or something like that - not very keen on that, not very safe)

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Re: Does a Clio 16v/Williams fuel tank fit a Renault 5 ???
« Reply #3 on: 11:08, Sun 15 May 2011 »
No one ever tried this ?!?!

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Re: Does a Clio 16v/Williams fuel tank fit a Renault 5 ???
« Reply #4 on: 14:30, Wed 18 May 2011 »
for anyone who might be looking at this in the future.. the tank does fit  :D

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Re: Does a Clio 16v/Williams fuel tank fit a Renault 5 ???
« Reply #5 on: 17:00, Wed 18 May 2011 »
Why didn't you just fit a larger fuel pump capable of flowing enough fuel for the Volvo engine?
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Re: Does a Clio 16v/Williams fuel tank fit a Renault 5 ???
« Reply #6 on: 22:25, Wed 18 May 2011 »
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Why didn't you just fit a larger fuel pump capable of flowing enough fuel for the Volvo engine?

In-line fuel pumps should be fed either by gravity or by another pump -- infact I had a large fuel pump and it used to whine alot when the tank was below the half level mark or during some hard cornering.

This happened because the GTT tank feeds from the top of the tank, so the pump 'sucked' fuel rather then being fed.

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Re: Does a Clio 16v/Williams fuel tank fit a Renault 5 ???
« Reply #7 on: 22:28, Wed 18 May 2011 »
Why not fit surge tank and run it that way, thats how most of the big power boys do it.
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Re: Does a Clio 16v/Williams fuel tank fit a Renault 5 ???
« Reply #8 on: 06:41, Thu 19 May 2011 »
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Why not fit surge tank and run it that way, thats how most of the big power boys do it.

still need a pump to fill the surge tank.. and I cant put the surge tank on the inside because I use the car for hillclimbs and that is prohibited by the regulations

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Re: Does a Clio 16v/Williams fuel tank fit a Renault 5 ???
« Reply #9 on: 09:10, Thu 19 May 2011 »
Quote from: "davidbuttigieg"
for anyone who might be looking at this in the future.. the tank does fit  :D
Interesting to know, I assume you can get larger in tank pumps along the lines of walbro etc ?
Could be a good plan if the tank starts to leak :mrgreen: