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Fuel Tank Difference?

Was the fuel tank always the same?

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Yes regarding shape.

The very early cars had a smaller fuel strainer opening
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Thank you Stepson, any issues using a tank from an 87 s4 in an 80 S Row? Seems it should be OK if its is just the strainer opening?
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I believe the 80 model tank may be missing the tab above the filler neck that includes the mounting bolt. That said, you may just have a fuel tank that has a tab above the fuel neck that has no mounting bolt in it. Shouldn't be a big deal since the shape and fit are basically the same.
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As the prior few posts mentioned, the earliest (early 78 only?) cars did have a smaller tank outlet, and the later cars added the tank support hook, though some have complained about those being rusted off.

My '78 has a tank from a much later car installed, and other than the extra mounting tab at the top of the filler neck, it's much the same as any other tank.
It came to me with a broken fuel pump bung in the tank outlet, which I replaced with a strainer basket since I already had two external pumps on my car.
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If you are thinking about a used tank, check the production date molded into the tank. Lots of early tanks ended up in newer cars, so a tank from an S4, could have spent a dozen years first in a early car.
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My Euro 84MY's tank cradle was very rusty, so replaced it with a second hand S4 one. It fitted but only after some home modification.

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