posted April 07, 2002 04:03 PM
I recently built an Enduro car (100 lap race). I put a plastic fuel cell in the trunk without a metal can. While I was filling the fuel cell the fumes ignited. Everything was extinguiushed and turned out fine. What caused it to ignite was static. The way to prevent this is to run a ground strap from the metal ring that holds the cap to the car. Hope this helps someone.