[DML] Re: Fuel tank baffle
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[DML] Re: Fuel tank baffle



Or simply use a large aluminum tuna fish can, which does have a solid
bottom to keep fuel from sliding out.

Small holes drilled around the base will continue to let fuel in even
if the tank level drops below the can lip, but prevent it from rapidly
leaving during hard maneuvers.

Since the pump barb and pickup screen barb basically touch it other,
there is zero chance of cavitation -- ever. Only about 1 inch of hose
overlaps the barbs and merely holds them together. 

Cost: $1.

Installation time: 1 minute.

Never worrying about or messing with the fuel tank ever again: priceless.

Bill Robertson
#5939

>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Martin Gutkowski <martin@...> wrote:
>
> ...
> The baffle is essentially a "cup" that sits in the centre of the tank, 
> and has a few small holes to let fuel in SLOWLY.  The engine uses fuel 
> at a fraction of the rate that the pump moves it. What it doesn't use, 
> gets sent back to the tank, and should drop straight back into the 
> baffle. So the flow into the baffle from the rest of the tank should be 
> restricted to a small amount. Simply mounting a ring shape to the
bottom 
> of the tank isn't good enough, as DMC themselves discovered and
issued a 
> service update to add a base to the original baffle. This means that 
> under cornering, braking and accelleration, the baffle acts as a 
> "buffer" and allows the fuel to get much lower before causing a
problem. 
> It should be obvious that this ideally wants to be in the centre of the 
> tank.
> ...
>
> Martin
> www.delorean.co.uk
>



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