Scirocco R32 fuel tank

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Scirocco R32 fuel tank

Post by R32 james » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:07 pm

I’ve got a 1988 Scala (carb engine) it’s got the 55 litre fuel tank which leaks anyway so need to replace. Will a mk1 golf gti 40 litre fit? They come with the internal swirl pot so will ideal for the r32 engine. Here a link of the tank on eBay pretty sure it will fit just want to be sure before I buy it.

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Re: Scirocco R32 fuel tank

Post by BlackGTX » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:32 pm

It looks quite different from the one i put in the gtx

The scirocco is based on the mk1 platform so it should be possible. Surely the r34 will be 4wd so the tank will fould the prop



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Re: Scirocco R32 fuel tank

Post by unknownmale » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:01 pm

I imagine that it would. I believe the only difference is the size of the spare tyre.

But personally, i'd stick to the 55 litre


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Re: Scirocco R32 fuel tank

Post by essextom » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:50 am

I’d keep the 55ltr tank. But adapt it to take a later in tank fuel assembly from a 20vt


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Re: Scirocco R32 fuel tank

Post by BlackGTX » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:49 am

Look at ants 88 scala 20vt thread as he done exactly that



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Re: Scirocco R32 fuel tank

Post by james butler » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:08 pm



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Re: Scirocco R32 fuel tank

Post by essextom » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:23 am

james butler wrote:alternatively http://www.webcon.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=15149
Think you would need an in tank original lift pump for this to work correctly.


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Re: Scirocco R32 fuel tank

Post by R32 james » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:25 pm

I’ve just ordered a intank lift pump and Bosch 044 pump and the 55l tank just not sure if I will still need a swirl pot or not?



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Re: Scirocco R32 fuel tank

Post by essextom » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:12 pm

I think in the long run you’d be better off with one. I have thought about making a tube for the in tank pump to sit in to act as a baffle. Obviously it would need slits or holes in it or simple 1 way flap valves to allow fuel in, the sender unit may get in the way though.


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Re: Scirocco R32 fuel tank

Post by essextom » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:55 pm

been googling and some people have put the plastic practice golf balls in their fuel tank to baffle it, seen another with plastic tubes cut about 3" long dropped in. bit odd but would work if they dont block your fuel pick up, or melt in the plastic.
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Re: Scirocco R32 fuel tank

Post by james butler » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:24 pm

what were you using in the mk1 golf?
surely the same setup would work as they're similar?


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Re: Scirocco R32 fuel tank

Post by BlackGTX » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:01 pm

james butler wrote:what were you using in the mk1 golf?
surely the same setup would work as they're similar?
Youve got no buisness bringing logic and reasoning in here



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Re: Scirocco R32 fuel tank

Post by james butler » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:26 pm

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Re: Scirocco R32 fuel tank

Post by R32 james » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:35 pm

james butler wrote:what were you using in the mk1 golf?
surely the same setup would work as they're similar?
The mk1 was a gti so just used the stock gti setup.



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Re: Scirocco R32 fuel tank

Post by james butler » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:19 pm

i would use a swirl pot like your previous setup had in that case, no sense changing a winning recipe.
i wouldn't risk leaning out round a corner on an r32 especially as its going to be fuel hungry.


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