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Fuel Cells- Keeping fuel from Sloshing

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by Siebler, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. Jul 25, 2012 at 10:34 AM
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    anthony250f

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    Can someone explain to me the point of the wiffle balls and stuff? Sorry
     
  2. Jul 25, 2012 at 10:38 AM
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    .... to keep fuel from sloshing around.... so if your doing a big left turn and your fuel cell is almost empty, all the fuel goes to the very left, very easy, then your fuel pump will start sucking air. the wiffle balls are a way to slow down the movement of the fuel, long story short.
     
  3. Jul 25, 2012 at 10:40 AM
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    cheapest wiffle balls i can find----http://www.amazon.com/Diamond-Plastic-Training-Baseball-Package/dp/B0026LJQLA/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1343237925&sr=8-15&keywords=wiffle+ball
     
  4. Jul 25, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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    Wiffle balls, baffles, and foam keep the fuel from sloshing or shifting in the tank which can starve the pump as I experienced twice this week (again this morning in same exact place).

    My cell is doing it with over 10 gallons left which is why its a concern. if it was on the last few gallons id say whatever and just keep it more full than that but this isnt the case.

    Considering trying the PVC this weekend if I get time. Have other maintenance to do but if it doesnt take forever will get on cutting/drilling some to try this week. The only hard part I foresee is stacking around the pickup tube.
     
  5. Jul 25, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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    Okay thanks for the explination....why doesn't the stock tank do it?
     
  6. Jul 26, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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    Stock tanks have some baffles in them.
     
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