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#1 nycub122 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 24, 2011 - 03:47 AM

Does anyone know the capacity of the gas tank used on the open sided LGT 165?
The Service manual for the closed side 165 (the only Service manual I could find) says 5 gallons, but I don't believe that is true,'cause there's no way that I can get 5 gallons of fuel into my 1976 LGT 165.
There is the possibility that the previous owner replaced the tank with something else, but the hood fits correctly, so I'm confused.
The reason I ask is that I recently purchased a new fuel tank cap with gauge from New Holland (my parts maual says JAC-158866) @ $40 and it does not read correctly.
Any ideas?
GEL

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Posted August 24, 2011 - 04:20 AM

I think your tank is only 2-2.5 gallons. I know it's a lot less than the closed side models.


P.S. I uploaded a Jake GT 16 manual for the 53330 tractor. It says the fuel tank is 3 gallons. May be the same tank as yours. I haven't found an owners manual for the open side models as yet.

Edited by KennyP, August 24, 2011 - 04:42 AM.


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Posted August 24, 2011 - 06:43 AM

KennyP:
I think you are correct. I never run the tank completely dry and can only get about 2 gallons into it at a time.
So, I guess that I got the wrong tank cap/gauge. But I've figured out how to gauge it so that I don't run out of fuel.
Guess I'm stuck with what I've got for now, but it's better than nothing.
Thanks for the help.
GEL

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Posted August 24, 2011 - 07:04 AM

I looked up the cap/gauge and you have the correct cap. Maybe the tank has been changed out, that could throw the gauge off. This is a 3335 tractor, isn't it? Skyrydr2 (Keith) is not too far from you and just picked up a couple of these. Plans to put a diesel in one. Maybe you could take a picture of your tank and compare to his tractors?

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Posted August 24, 2011 - 04:04 PM

Mine are all 125's and hence the smaller tanks, 2 gallons max if that.

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Posted August 24, 2011 - 04:46 PM

Darn. But it sounds like that is what he has on his.

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Posted August 24, 2011 - 07:54 PM

I know the 145's and 165's had a larger fuel tank, by at least a gallon, the height is the same,(for hood clearance reasons) but the width is quite a bit more to accommodate the extra fuel . On the close sided rigs the 100-125's had a 3gallon plastic tank and the 145-165's had 5 gallon units.

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 03:37 AM

KennyP;
Yes, mine is the 3335 model. Could be that the PO changed out the tank from a 125 or 145.
Skyryder2:
Mine is the steel tank, so I'm guessing that whatever tank I have is from an open sided model.
Anyways, I was just curious.
Thanks guys for your help
GEL

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 03:39 AM

Keith, I thinking it should be 3 gallons also. But he says he can only get about 2 in it. That's why I think the tank has been changed. I thought if you two could compare what you guys have, then we would know which tank he has. His may be from a 125.




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