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Old 12-26-2005, 10:20 AM
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fuel cell foam

i searched, found everything, but this question.

i have the plastic type fuel cell. and it came with, and still has, the anti-slosh foam in it. i remember reading that the foam breakes down after not to long, a few years or so. is this true ? maybe the guy didn't know what he was talking about. i hope so, i would like to leave it in. whats the thinking on this foam ?

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You can buy new foam from a fuel cell manufacturer, like ATL or Fuel Safe.
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Old 12-26-2005, 11:29 AM
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Jegs and Summit both carry it. I will warn you it's not cheap at all. As far as it breaking down, I can't answer that. I would think it would depend on the type of fuel. I have friends that have cars with foam in it over 10-15 years old. My last car had the same foam for years (pump gas), never saw any signs of it breaking down.

I just bought foam for the cell I just made, it didn't say anything about how often to replace or anything like that.

I guess if it feels brittle, or if pieces are falling off you should replace it. As long as you have a good filter on the car you should be able to tell when the foam is going bad.
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Old 12-26-2005, 11:49 AM
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thanx camaroman. thats what i was hoping to hear. just 93 pump gas. it has the stock pump with its filter on the end, in the cell.
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mine went bad, its all turned to sludge and settled on the bottom.

Ofcourse I had it 20 years and who knows how long it was in there before I bought it.
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When in doubt running old school fuel system I put a Marine Grade water separating fuel filter in.

Its about the size of a standard oil filter and lasts almost forever the one on my F250 is probably 13 years old


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Old 12-27-2005, 08:42 AM
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The foam breaks down with alky but I've never see nor heard problems on as only. Alky will eat anything.
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