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When we came to fit our Apollo tank it was apparent that the instruction leaflet had unreadable pictures - hopefully these might help...

Peter C helped us fit our Apollo tank. His very neat installation has never leaked a drop of oil, and has certainly helped temperatures - particularly on the track. I will add more pictures to this series a bit later. I wanted to get some shots of the oil pipes coming out of the oil filter bracket, showing the critical angle of the unions, and the mod we had to do to the engine block for clearance - but I cannot access this point until I lift the car higher than a jack would allow!

General Overview.


Apollo Tank is tie-wrapped to the chassis - quick and easy to remove if required. Be careful - the Apollo tank is thin alloy - over tightening of nuts can twist fittings


Pipe fitting that leads into the head. Loctite this well - there are stories of the nut inside working its way off and causing havoc within the head.


Showing how the pipes exit the oil filter bracket and route through the alternator belt. Note tie-wraps keeping everything neat (and preventing any chance of the pipes from touching the belt).


The angle of the two elbow joints in this shot is critical to fitting the apollo tank. Note how the inner joint is angled out, away from the car slightly, and the outer one angles in, though less so.


This is the elbow with the critical angle - it makes feeding the thick oil pipes in the right direction later much easier.


Its hard to see, but you can just make out the part of the engine block that needed rounding off to allow the pipe to pass un-interrupted. This was done with a dremel type tool. Ensure rounded edges in case the pipe touches

 
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