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fuel cell questions by fiero_silva
Started on: 02-24-2004 09:20 PM
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If I were to put a fuel cell in the spare tire well, I would need to purchase an external fuel pump correct? or would the stock one work?

And let's say I hit a tree head on, dead center, will the tank rupture and spill gas everywhere or not??
Any other concerns to doing this?

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You would need some way to get the fuel from the auxilliary tank to the regular fuel system. The stock fuel pump is in the main tank, so you would need a separate pump to push fuel from the auxilliary tank. You'll need either a valve to switch between the two tanks, or pump fuel from the aux tank into the main tank.

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I would be removing the main tank completly...
any suggestions on a fuel pump and anything else i would need?

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Originally posted by fiero_silva:

I would be removing the main tank completly...
any suggestions on a fuel pump and anything else i would need?

Sounds like a good idea, especially if you can increase the fuel capacity. However, to relocate the fuel tank/cell to the front area you may want to consider having a custom made racing type fuel cell. My main concern would be the safety factor. A significant front end collision would rupture the fuel cell, so protection of the fuel cell would be a major factor. I would look for a bladder type fuel cell that would contain the fuel in the event of a collision. In addition, you would lose the spare tire and should then consider using run-flat tires.

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Originally posted by fiero_silva:

If I were to put a fuel cell in the spare tire well, I would need to purchase an external fuel pump correct? or would the stock one work?

And let's say I hit a tree head on, dead center, will the tank rupture and spill gas everywhere or not??
Any other concerns to doing this?

At what speed?
I have one yet to repair that hit a tree dead center @40mph and the spare tire has pressure against it and is wedged in there very well.

I'm afraid that if it had been a cell that there may have been some damage to the top cover(s) and generate a possible leak.

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