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Author Topic:   Fuel Cell maintenance
sleadhead44
Member
posted November 21, 2003 10:33 AM
I agree with Zero I dont run any foam in mine for the same reason, when i found out that the foam pieces were in the filter I pulled it all out. Eddie


jay116
Member
posted November 21, 2003 02:50 PM
How big of cells do you guys run with no foam. I would hate to have a 22 gallon cell half full slamming me in the rear every time it sloshed going into the turns.
So you get a little foam in your filter,
Isnt that the point of the filter.
I will take my chances with the foam.


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ratracer10
Member
posted November 21, 2003 03:46 PM
When that cell gets ruptured with no foam to help absorb and contain the fuel I think your going to be HOT!!

Dave Marcus raced for how many years in dress shoes?? doesnt make it right, or even good for that matter.

I have used the fram canister filters for years, and have yet to see anything get thru them, they cost 40.00 but work better than the 1.99 job.

66jj
Member
posted November 21, 2003 04:06 PM
ratracer, I cut the can with snips to remove a stuck cell.

most of the ones you buy arent welded they have a pittsburgh seam, that can be taken apart also.



zeroracing
Member
posted November 21, 2003 05:26 PM
guys, we've been over this before. the foam is in there for several reasons.....mainly to control fuel slosh and to keep the fuel in the cell longer in the event it is ruptured. the extra time the fuel stays in the cell may be the difference in you being able to get out of the car before the it flows somewhere it can catch on fire. FUEL CELL FOAM MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE!

i've ran the same foam for up to 5 seasons and have never had it come apart and get into the fuel system. you need to use military spec. aircraft grade foam. to make the foam last longer, don't allow it to dry out every week or over the winter. fill the cell after the race and before winter storage to keep the foam submerged. it starts coming apart after it's been allowed to dry out repeatedly.

racer17j
Member
posted November 22, 2003 11:34 AM
hey zero what kinda gas do you run thats cheaper then alky sure you burn more alky but it cost 1/2 as much around here anyway alky is cheaper then pump gas here


zeroracing
Member
posted November 22, 2003 12:15 PM
gottcha


widebody
Member
posted November 25, 2003 01:24 PM
DONT siphon with a hose and your mouth!
Last year I was emptying my cell and ended up with a mouth full of the good stuff. A phone call to the poison control center and a bad belly ache later. VP fuel tastes bad.. just trust me on this one.. BUY A SIPHONE HOSE.