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05-04-2013 06:46 AM
The Buster Does this car even see the track? If not, put a standard steel tank made for the car and have one less thing to worry about
05-03-2013 06:39 PM
Dajerseyrat
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Originally Posted by lmsport View Post
All of the plastic gas tank cells offer only minimal crush resistance.
If you want a real cell, get one with a ballistic kevlar bladder.
Big money there...
05-03-2013 06:10 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by lmsport View Post
All of the plastic gas tank cells offer only minimal crush resistance.
If you want a real cell, get one with a ballistic kevlar bladder.
Like I say I have been out about ten years ,but our bladder resembled a inner tube liner type of material it was not plastic, it was intended to take a crush without rupturing ,we had hard enough hit in the rear to set off our Halon fire system in never ruptured but it was encased in the roll bar,
05-03-2013 12:35 PM
lmsport All of the plastic gas tank cells offer only minimal crush resistance.
If you want a real cell, get one with a ballistic kevlar bladder.
05-03-2013 12:08 PM
gearheadslife
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Originally Posted by Dajerseyrat View Post
Well I spoke to them this morning and they have identified the particular bladder in my car as being 25-30 years old... So I really cant fault them on this one.I can fault the guy that built the car before I aquired it. I have an entire folder full of receipts, he spared no expense on building the car, then shortcutted and used a friggin 30 year old fuel cell.. WTF?? Some people are just simply stupid...Well now i have the choice of ordering a bladder for $400 or an entire Aluminum fuel cell with sending unit for $269...Hmmmm...
well there it is.. 25-30y/o blatter isn't ethnol resistant
good luck..
if going to the alum, get the new blatter and sell your now good tank for more than the blatter cost, but less than a new racing fuel cell..
05-03-2013 12:04 PM
gearheadslife
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Originally Posted by Dajerseyrat View Post
ATL Says ethanol resisitant, I'd still pop the top and take a look, that crap is coming from somewhere.
Well I got to the bottom of my contamination and unfortunately it is not what I wanted to see, but what I figured what it was..Apparently this high end "safety fuel cell" used for Nascars and SCCA, has a plastic bladder filled with foam and inserts into an aluminum case. Well apparently the entire hard rubber inner bladder is completely disintegrating to pieces, literally.. I am shocked and appalled that a safety product advertised as such and an item I would depend on doing its job in case of a crash, has failed miserably in less than 5 years, from simply holding race fuel..Look at these pictures, this is an absurd failure in my opinion...I cant fathom how they could design a product and sell it as a safety item with this end result...You can not imagine how angry I am right now that this high end expensive "safety equipment" would fail like this..[/QUOTE]

shocked and appalled , really, you bought a product that has a life span of a season or 2.. and shocked?
racers race, they crash alot also.. tanks get replaced alot..
I'm willing to bet the blatter only can be used so long.. in racing, just like 5 point belts/etc
05-03-2013 11:37 AM
Dajerseyrat Well I spoke to them this morning and they have identified the particular bladder in my car as being 25-30 years old... So I really cant fault them on this one.I can fault the guy that built the car before I aquired it. I have an entire folder full of receipts, he spared no expense on building the car, then shortcutted and used a friggin 30 year old fuel cell.. WTF?? Some people are just simply stupid...Well now i have the choice of ordering a bladder for $400 or an entire Aluminum fuel cell with sending unit for $269...Hmmmm...
05-03-2013 06:49 AM
Dajerseyrat I have Emailed Aero Tech Laboratories in regards to this issue and will advise you of their response or lack thereof.
05-02-2013 10:05 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by Dajerseyrat View Post
Here is the best part...The replacement bladder for the fuel cell is $391 from ATL..LOL
Yea I saw that ,never had that happen,we have had foam break down but never the bladder.the bladder is what that stops the fire in a crash ,it is designed to collapse and not rupture or explode ,,so much for the safety bladder,
05-02-2013 10:00 PM
Dajerseyrat Here is the best part...The replacement bladder for the fuel cell is $391 from ATL..LOL
05-02-2013 09:50 PM
Dajerseyrat
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post

have been out of racing about ten years now,Circle Track,we ran a Fuel Safe Brand Name 16 gal cell ,the best I can remember it recommended ckanging foam once a season on Alcohol and every 3 years on Purple or Red leaded /unleaded Racing fuel But on the street I would think it should run much longer ,I would call Manf. there might be a pattern of failure and the might replace it. Just a thought.,,we ran uncial 76 Guess where we got our number.i wont put LOL because this is not funny.
ITS NOT THE FOAM DISINTEGRATING!!!! What you see is the actual plastic tank itself...Its just a plastic fuel cell inside an aluminum one, they call it a "bladder: but its the actual tank that holds the fuel...The foam I would understand, but the damn tank itself actually disintegrating??
05-02-2013 07:46 PM
496CHEVY3100 I remember when some one got mad at some one else they put sugar in the gas tank it would run until you turned the engine off ,it would Never turn again ,now they are going to use sugar cane in our gas HMMMM.
05-02-2013 07:37 PM
Richiehd Dude, that s***s nasty. Well at least you know where it came from. Maybe ATL would like to see that?
As far as ethanol goes, the only ones making out on that stuff is the oil companies. The Government subsidizes it because it costs more to make than what it sells for. It is a distilling process that uses more fuel and energy than it saves. What do you expect, its government project. And now they are going to make it out of sugar? Wait till you see how bad that stuff is. I miss the good old Sunoco 260 days!
05-02-2013 07:34 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by Dajerseyrat View Post
ATL Says ethanol resisitant, I'd still pop the top and take a look, that crap is coming from somewhere.
Well I got to the bottom of my contamination and unfortunately it is not what I wanted to see, but what I figured what it was..Apparently this high end "safety fuel cell" used for Nascars and SCCA, has a plastic bladder filled with foam and inserts into an aluminum case. Well apparently the entire hard rubber inner bladder is completely disintegrating to pieces, literally.. I am shocked and appalled that a safety product advertised as such and an item I would depend on doing its job in case of a crash, has failed miserably in less than 5 years, from simply holding race fuel..Look at these pictures, this is an absurd failure in my opinion...I cant fathom how they could design a product and sell it as a safety item with this end result...You can not imagine how angry I am right now that this high end expensive "safety equipment" would fail like this..[/QUOTE]

have been out of racing about ten years now,Circle Track,we ran a Fuel Safe Brand Name 16 gal cell ,the best I can remember it recommended ckanging foam once a season on Alcohol and every 3 years on Purple or Red leaded /unleaded Racing fuel But on the street I would think it should run much longer ,I would call Manf. there might be a pattern of failure and the might replace it. Just a thought.,,we ran uncial 76 Guess where we got our number.i wont put LOL because this is not funny.
05-02-2013 06:19 PM
Dajerseyrat
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richiehd View Post
ATL Says ethanol resisitant, I'd still pop the top and take a look, that crap is coming from somewhere.[/QUOTE]

Well I got to the bottom of my contamination and unfortunately it is not what I wanted to see, but what I figured what it was..Apparently this high end "safety fuel cell" used for Nascars and SCCA, has a plastic bladder filled with foam and inserts into an aluminum case. Well apparently the entire hard rubber inner bladder is completely disintegrating to pieces, literally.. I am shocked and appalled that a safety product advertised as such and an item I would depend on doing its job in case of a crash, has failed miserably in less than 5 years, from simply holding race fuel..Look at these pictures, this is an absurd failure in my opinion...I cant fathom how they could design a product and sell it as a safety item with this end result...You can not imagine how angry I am right now that this high end expensive "safety equipment" would fail like this..
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