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Old 06-02-2009, 12:39 AM   #1
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plastic blazer gas tank

i was lookiing at this blazer that was up on a lift a work, and it had a stock plastic gas tank? did they come with them? or is it after market, i didnt know that the s10/blazer seris even had that? if so how much liter is it over the steel? what year did they come on? (i dont know the exact year but it s a 99 and up) i needs info please

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Old 06-02-2009, 12:56 AM   #2
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are you looking at the gas tank itself or the gas tank shield? im pretty sure the stock tanks are steel and the tank shields are a hard plastic.
Old 06-02-2009, 01:03 AM   #3
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Re: plastic blazer gas tank

03+(possibly mid 02+) have plastic tanks. S-10 and Blazers.
Old 06-02-2009, 03:57 AM   #4
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Re: plastic blazer gas tank

My '99 has a plastic tank. But then it's a Japanese Blazer.
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idk i didnt get a second look at it to get more info

but it def look like it WAS NOT a shell which leaves me to believe that it is one piece plastic tank

does anyone know if they came like that or was a upgraded option?
Old 06-03-2009, 03:57 AM   #6
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Re: plastic blazer gas tank

If it helps, I understand all Blazers GM exported to Japan had plastic tanks as standard. Can't confirm which was supplied in the US though.
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Re: plastic blazer gas tank

I told you.

My 03 and 04 blazer both had plastic.

I have worked on two 03 s-10 both plastic.
Old 06-03-2009, 09:30 AM   #8
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Re: plastic blazer gas tank

my 00 jimmy has a 18 gallon plastic tank from the factory... i only know this cause it fell on my head when i was replacing the fuel pump a few months back... lol.. i filled three 5 gallon gas jugs with the gas that was in it and i still had plenty of gas in there...

if you wanna replace your metal on you are lookin at atleast 800 bucks cause the sending units are different as well.. ad also the tanks arent cheap... i was gonna pick up a new one and the dealer wanted 700 bucks alone...
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Re: plastic blazer gas tank

so what years did they come on? was it only blazers? it sucks they have a different fuel pump sending unit
Old 06-03-2009, 10:46 AM   #10
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i think it was only 99+ blazers.. george had a metal one and i beleive his was a 98... i can give you my vin and you could cross reference the parts at the dealership to find what your looking for... ill pm it to you in a sec...
Old 06-03-2009, 11:54 AM   #11
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Re: plastic blazer gas tank

thanks for the pm

i work at a chevy dealer, so if i give him the vin he could tell me the pump it needs right? (for the plastic)
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Re: plastic blazer gas tank

my white blazer is a 98 and it has a plastic tank..
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Re: plastic blazer gas tank

my 98 and 2000 s10s both had plastic tanks. my 95 jimmy has a steel one
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so would it be an option?
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Re: plastic blazer gas tank

Mine's a 99 2dr and its steel.
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it may vary state by state possibly... who knows why they did it... maybe its part of the factory tow package or something... its GM.. they do alot of goofy things... kinda like why do i have zr2 torsion bars when i have a gmc jimmy... or the fact that for right hand drive vehicles they make them with a e-brake lever instead of a pedal... i am trying to track down a part number for that setup... i want it so bad... .hahaha
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Re: plastic blazer gas tank

i know gm does some stuff different

is there a certain number or letter on the vin for it? or would it be a rpo thing?

i just didnt know that they existed
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Re: plastic blazer gas tank

Quote: Originally Posted by 87c10slammer
it may vary state by state possibly... who knows why they did it... maybe its part of the factory tow package or something... its GM.. they do alot of goofy things... kinda like why do i have zr2 torsion bars when i have a gmc jimmy... or the fact that for right hand drive vehicles they make them with a e-brake lever instead of a pedal... i am trying to track down a part number for that setup... i want it so bad... .hahaha
If you want that setup you'll need the console with the slot for the lever. Our RHD Blazers have the gear shifter in the console as well. If you can fit it without the console all you need then is the lever & cable. Not sure of it's path to beneath the truck though. Also you need to bring your park brake switch wiring to the lever.
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Re: plastic blazer gas tank

i think the 4 doors are plastic and the 2 door is steel i have the stock one from my 02 blazer just sitting with a sending unit in it wouldnt be able to ship it though
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Re: plastic blazer gas tank

My 98 originally came with a steel tank, but I swapped it for a plastic one because my metal one got dented up.
Old 06-04-2009, 05:41 PM   #21
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wow... the rear wiper and hatch switch is on there as well... if at all possible kiwi would you be able to get me a part number for the console and lever... i already have the console shifter... i think your placement is the same as mine....
Old 06-05-2009, 04:56 AM   #22
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Part numbers are impossible. These trucks came from Japan & we have no source for "new" parts here in New Zealand. I've tried to find a Chevy dealer in Japan with no luck.
If we need parts we get used ones from the Chevy specialist (no chevy dealers in NZ) They import used trucks from Japan & strip them to get parts. They also buy wrecks from insurance companies.
The only way I would think is for you to check with a GM dealer in the States & maybe quote the vin number from a RHD truck.
If it helps you can quote my vin no. 1GNDT13W9XK118620. I have a spare console & brake lever but it'll cost an arm & a leg to get it to you.
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Re: plastic blazer gas tank

im going to do a fuel cell in the back of my truck when i get the v8

i just saw one at work (plastic tank on a blaze) and wanted to get some infor on it

thanks alot guys
Old 06-05-2009, 11:17 AM   #24
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thanx man im goonna be lookin into that in a little while... soon as the kiddies go down for a nap... its impossible to have a conversation without them asleep.. haha
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thats what they are for right? haha
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Re: plastic blazer gas tank

Weird news! I never knew they used plastic tanks, my 4X4 had a plastic shield on it and it's definitely a metal tank about 19 1/2 gal I think.
98 2dr
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i guess there is steel, steel with plastic shield, and a full plastic one
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It's interesting to note that the steel tanks had a plastic shield & the plastic tanks have a steel shield!
Old 06-07-2009, 01:33 AM   #29
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Nope I have not seen a steel shield on a blazer?
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Re: plastic blazer gas tank

maybe your imported blazers kiwi
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I'm amazed that GM did not build ALL Blazers the same - even for export.
I can understand the LHD vs RHD but .....

Oddly, I'd have also expected to find your gas tanks on the other side too. (your passenger side).
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Re: plastic blazer gas tank

how did you get this japan blazer
Old 11-28-2009, 12:27 PM   #33
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Quote: Originally Posted by GeorgesBlazah
My 98 originally came with a steel tank, but I swapped it for a plastic one because my metal one got dented up.
Did you need a different sending unit for the plastic tank. Is the sending unit from the steel tank different from the sending unit for the plastic tank?
Old 01-03-2010, 08:24 PM   #34
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I did the plastic tank swap there are 2 different tanks. you want to use the first gen tank 1998-2000. otherwise the evap system needs to be changed. you can use your stock fuel filler neck, but you will want a new/the right sending unit for the tank. the 98 steel tank sending unit is clocked different then the 99-2000 plastic tank unit. also the straps that hold the tank in are different.
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Re: plastic blazer gas tank

Quote: Originally Posted by jjimmy
I did the plastic tank swap there are 2 different tanks. you want to use the first gen tank 1998-2000. otherwise the evap system needs to be changed. you can use your stock fuel filler neck, but you will want a new/the right sending unit for the tank. the 98 steel tank sending unit is clocked different then the 99-2000 plastic tank unit. also the straps that hold the tank in are different.
so i should be able to go to the junkyard, get a tank and straps ( and have someone plastic-weld the hole in the bottom) to upgrade to the plastic tank?

do the trucks withe the plastic tank have a plastic filler neck too?

i think my steel tank is rusted at the seam
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there are several different tanks if your truck is a 4dr and 1998-2000, you will need a plastic tank and sending unit plus the retaining ring from a 1998-2000 with a plastic tank. the filler necks are the same on the 1998-2000. they are different on the 01 and up models. really the simplest option is to get a new steel tank and just bolt it in. it will cost you about the same in the end. look at it this way your original tank made it 10years or so. if you put a replacement tank in it will likely outlast the truck and its the easy way to go. just make sure to undercoat the tank before you install it.
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well i have the option to get a brand new plastic tank and pump assy really cheap
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Quote: Originally Posted by FxsX24
well i have the option to get a brand new plastic tank and pump assy really cheap
new steel tank and a can of undercoat will run you 170 if you can do it cheaper then go for it.
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actually i can get a new steel tank for 87 here
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Quote: Originally Posted by FxsX24
actually i can get a new steel tank for 87 here
wow where is that at, no place I called in the Syracuse area could even come close to that
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Re: plastic blazer gas tank

R.R. AUTO SUPPLY had it i think
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