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Old 05-03-2013, 06:49 AM
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I have Emailed Aero Tech Laboratories in regards to this issue and will advise you of their response or lack thereof.

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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...
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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
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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..
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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.
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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,
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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...
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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
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