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2am racing
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posted August 17, 2002 09:10 AM
A guy at the track told us to take the foam out of our fuel cell because it will break up and clog the fuel filter.

He said just run the cell full or close to empty.

Does the foam clog up fuel filters?



outlawstock17
Member
posted August 17, 2002 09:46 AM
quote:
Originally posted by 2am racing:
A guy at the track told us to take the foam out of our fuel cell because it will break up and clog the fuel filter.

He said just run the cell full or close to empty.

Does the foam clog up fuel filters?



the simple answer is no, the foam will not clog up the filter......but, if the foam is old and coming apart it could. the foam is put in the cell to stop fuel slosh. fuel slosh causes aeration in the fuel and excessive weight transfer. there's a safety factor as well. in the event that your fuel cell get punctured, it will drain slower with the foam installed, taking more time for the fuel to run somewhere that it could catch fire possibly giving you more time to extricate yourself from the car. my advice is to use the foam and check it periodically for deterioration.


BK19
Member
posted August 17, 2002 02:48 PM
we dont use foam we use drain tile the preforated type just cut it the same heght as your fuel cell inside and just keep putting them in uprite til it is full it works great and no foam breakdown


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