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Discussion in 'Technical' started by Wizard, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Wizard

    Wizard Kerb side Prophet

    Damn all my good work, pulled the surge tank from the engine bay that i put so much time into, made a new one and fitted it under the car.
    Wasn't real happy with having it in the engine bay due to having 4 litres of fuel sitting on top of the turbo, recipe for disaster with a fuel leak.
    Also it was getting to hot in the engine bay with heat soak etc, so bit the bullet and put a new one under the car in the air flow to keep it cool.
    Just need to bandage the exhaust pipe,make a shroud between the exhaust pipe and the tank to finish it off.
    Thanks to UAS for the use of their hoist and their tech Dave for his sweet ally welding.
    What used to be
    Dave welding new custom 2.6 litre tank
    Bolted in situ
    Damn these speed flow fittings ar expensive
    Braided fuel lines all hooked up
  2. Tektrader

    Tektrader Z32 Hoe, service me baby

    But now its close to the exhaust Ron :p
  3. Wizard

    Wizard Kerb side Prophet

    No closer

    Than any of the exhaust systems that run past the fuel tanks on the Zeds.
    As i said, by the time i bandage the exhaust, affix some heat reflective material to the end of the tank and put a guard between the pipe and the tank there wont be any transfer oh heat.

  4. Zano

    Zano Member

    That looks tops!
  5. Chilledpain

    Chilledpain Z Reaper

    Weld some fins on and harness the heatsink effect! :)
  6. bigbaz

    bigbaz New Member

    All of that heat shielding sounds like it would add a bit of weight Ron :D
  7. Wizard

    Wizard Kerb side Prophet

    2 parts of

    F/all really Byron, when you consider this is done purely to reduce the amount of fuel needed to be carried at the track due to fuel surge.
    The saving of carrying 30 litres will be more than offset.:)

  8. zedboy

    zedboy Active Member

    Is that towards the rear of the car Ron...? I thought surge tanks are meant to be up front like your originally was.

  9. Adamness

    Adamness Active Member

    Most surge tanks are in boots!

  10. Wizard

    Wizard Kerb side Prophet

    Dosen't matter

    Where they are Matt, as they have the extra pump to pump the fuel to the engine.
    As Adamness says most get put in the boot for convenience, but as the Zed dosent have a boot it would be in the car with you which would present a safety factor of fumes, petrol smell, noise etc.
    Mine is now under the rear passenger seat (2+2):)

  11. Z32 TT

    Z32 TT Active Member

    Does anyone have pics of this setup? I would REALLY appreciate it!
  12. rob260

    rob260 Administrator Staff Member

    Magic mike would
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2015
  13. MagicMike

    MagicMike Moderator Staff Member

    Not atm but I can take some next time I have it in the air
  14. Wizard

    Wizard Kerb side Prophet


    you could just ask me, I still have all the original pics.:)
  15. MagicMike

    MagicMike Moderator Staff Member

    Post em up Wiz!
  16. Wizard

    Wizard Kerb side Prophet

    Will dig them out

  17. MagicMike

    MagicMike Moderator Staff Member

  18. Z32 TT

    Z32 TT Active Member

    Thanks very much I really appreciate it :)

    Is that 044 nearly tapped out at your hp level even on pump?
  19. MagicMike

    MagicMike Moderator Staff Member

    Yep. Ordered an AEM 380L from Coz the other day.
  20. Shane001

    Shane001 Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know what the stock TT fuel pump is rated to?

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