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Old 29 Mar 2006, 14:00 (Ref:1564192)   #1
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Fuel Tank Foam?!!

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I need to get foam for my tank!!!!!

Just want to know what this does for the tank and how much do i need to get for a 5lt tank?!!

Also where is the best place to get it and how much?!!!

Thanks.
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Old 29 Mar 2006, 14:13 (Ref:1564203)   #2
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Stops the fuel slooping around and the pick up gulping air during hard cornering. I think I originally bought mine from ATE (?) the Fuel cell people in Milton Keynes, they will advise you how much you need as it done by volume.
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Old 30 Mar 2006, 07:34 (Ref:1564909)   #3
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measure the tank ie LxWxD and ask for a block the same size as your tank

whether you can get it in there or not is another matter

I wouldn't reccomend a can of expanding foam from B&Q
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Old 30 Mar 2006, 16:34 (Ref:1565299)   #4
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Merlin motorsport (01249-782 101) sell smallish cubes of the stuff.

The advantage of small cubes is you can stuff them down the filler.

Not as good as building the tank round a lump of foam but certainly helps.
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Old 31 Mar 2006, 08:29 (Ref:1565876)   #5
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With the cubes, are you looking to fill the tank with foam, or half-fill it, or what?
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Old 31 Mar 2006, 10:39 (Ref:1565981)   #6
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how much does the foam affect the capacity of the tank?
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Old 31 Mar 2006, 13:24 (Ref:1566095)   #7
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how much does the foam affect the capacity of the tank?
Ten percent ish.
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Old 31 Mar 2006, 13:36 (Ref:1566108)   #8
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With the cubes, are you looking to fill the tank with foam, or half-fill it, or what?
you fill it as full as you can get it.
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Old 31 Mar 2006, 15:05 (Ref:1566166)   #9
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you fill it as full as you can get it.
Agreed, assuming you are asking how much you should fill the fuel tank.

If building a tank from scratch it helps to leave a lump out by the fuel outlet pipe, creating sort of a mini swirl pot.
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Old 31 Mar 2006, 15:41 (Ref:1566189)   #10
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Rite lads,

I need to get foam for my tank!!!!!

Just want to know what this does for the tank and how much do i need to get for a 5lt tank?!!

Also where is the best place to get it and how much?!!!

Thanks.
Is this for an FF we never had any problems with fuel starvation with ours but then the Fuel outlet was on the left side of the tank .Where's yours ? There was no foam in our tank
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Rite lads,
I need to get foam for my tank!!!!!
Just want to know what this does for the tank and how much do i need to get for a 5lt tank?!!

Also where is the best place to get it and how much?!!!
Thanks.
Isn't a '5lt' tank a bit on the small side?
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Old 31 Mar 2006, 17:55 (Ref:1566297)   #12
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Isn't a '5lt' tank a bit on the small side?
Perhaps it's for lawnmower Racing
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Old 1 Apr 2006, 17:41 (Ref:1567045)   #13
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Car is a rallycross peugeot 205, only reason i have to put foam in is because scruntineer said it!!
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One of the advantages is that it reduces the chance of a big explosion in an accident. As it is the vapour that explodes it reduces the volume of this considerably.
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Old 1 Apr 2006, 18:35 (Ref:1567070)   #15
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my 205 with 5ltre tank is filled with foam i.e right up to the filler neck, bear in mind that with the foam in you are really pushing your luck to try 2 runs without refueling!
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Old 1 Apr 2006, 22:39 (Ref:1567239)   #16
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my 205 with 5ltre tank is filled with foam i.e right up to the filler neck, bear in mind that with the foam in you are really pushing your luck to try 2 runs without refueling!
Thanks for that!

I normally fill up after every round anyway!!!!

Have to go try fit the foam into the tank now without having to cut the tank!!!!!!

Thanks for all the help!
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Old 2 Apr 2006, 21:26 (Ref:1568518)   #17
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You should be OK Walshie I have done several without problems.
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