Lotus Elise Fuel Tank Dimensions

The Lotus Elise Fuel Tank is 36 litres / 7.9 gallon and 1070x211x220mm. It is made from steel and has a built in fuel pump making it ideal for injected engines.

I was looking for a cheap, descent sized tank for my Hot Rod. I had a quick look on the auction sites only to see a Lotus Elise Petrol Tank finishing in 3 minutes for £30 (no bids). With postage it came to £47. It was complete with built in fuel pump.

I needed a tank with a return pipe as I am using Megasquirt fuel injection along with CBR600 injector bodies.

It was hard to tell from a small picture before I hit the bid button and with barely any time to do a good surf for dimensions, I took a chance on it being about the right size.

It ended up almost perfect. Standard Lotus Elise Fuel Tank Dimensions are:

  • Length 1070mm
  • Base 220mm
  • Height 210mm – (without inlet tube)

Lotus Elise fuel tank - CAD

Sure it’s not aluminium or foam filled, but for £47 including the pump, a 36 litre (7.9 gallon) rectangular tank doesn’t come much better value.

If you want aluminium or extra capacity, then there are dozens of companies out there offering ‘race’ versions.

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If you are looking for a fuel tank for a Haynes Roadster, Locost or other Kit Car, you could do worse than a Lotus Elise Petrol Tank.

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