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Author Topic:   Fuel cell foam/no foam
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 115
posted April 18, 2005 06:25 PM  
Has anyone had any luck running foam with Alky? Does the tank have to be drained after every race to keep it from breaking down? I've heard of putting drain tile in the tank but do not know anyone who has tried it.

Rat Trap
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 129
posted April 18, 2005 06:40 PM  
I've heard some say it works fine and others say it breaks down to quick. I read something someone did that seems to me would work great, but haven't tried it. He took pieces of pvc pipe, large enough dia. to just fit inside the filler hole. Cut enough pieces to length to fill the inside of his tank, standing them on end. He drilled several 1/2" holes in the sides of the pipes to let the fuel in and out of the pipes. Main thing is to make sure you deburr all the edges.

I don't run anything in my tank. Should i be? I mean can you really tell a difference when you do?

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 352
posted April 18, 2005 06:44 PM  
pvc works great

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted April 18, 2005 08:32 PM  
Nothing at all has always worked great for me....

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Dirt Freak

Total posts: 338
posted April 19, 2005 05:25 AM  
heres what we do , it works great and lasts for ever, we get 4" perforated pvc drain hose, cut sections long enough to stand on end inside the cell and cut it with a razor knofe (so theres no added particles in the tank) then fill the cell as much as we can and the baffling is terriffic. try it and you will never go back to foam (which ***** by the way, because it breaks down in the tank and clogs the filter)
work smarter, not harder

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted April 19, 2005 01:46 PM  
Try plastic wiffle balls. You can buy them in bulk on the internet.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 318
posted April 19, 2005 02:04 PM  
We bought a cell off I guys we know and they ran the pvc pipe in the cell and when we picked it up I thought it was full of fuel. IT WAS HEAVY!!!
Have you tried running nothing in the cell
besides fuel that is!

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 115
posted April 19, 2005 05:11 PM  
I have run with nothing,but I think it is better to have something to control the sloshing. Modern drain tile is basically PVC or ABS plastic with holes in it. I think I will try either that or whiffle balls.

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