RE: [DML] Tank Baffle - gas reserve
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RE: [DML] Tank Baffle - gas reserve



Tom, If your sucking air at 1/2 tank then there is something else wrong. At
that level gas is already in the pump due to the height of the gas in the
tank and no matter how you take off the gas isn't going to go to the back of
the tank and starve the pump.
John



-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Tom Tait
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2008 11:56 AM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] Tank Baffle - gas reserve


So it seems we are stuck arguing about how much reserve fuel you have
available with these two setups - I use John's setup, I have never run
the tank dry, and the most gas I have added in the last year to the tank
is 11.7 gallons, I don't top off. At that level the car will suck air
for just a moment if I start hard from a light into a tight right turn
at an intersection - it's never happened any other way for me.  I can't
comment on the low fuel light as that connection is bad on my level
sender.

So I'll bet many of us are technical types who record our gas
consumption, let's pony up here - real world.  How many gallons of gas
have folks here put in their tanks, that is, how may gallons of fuel can
you burn with your setup.  Is anyone getting 50 miles more than me out
of a tank without running dry?  Please chime in.

Tom

-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of DMCVIN6683
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 8:35 AM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [DML] Re: Fuel tank baffle

There is no "correct" amount of gas level in the tank unless you are  
not using the stock set-up then you need to run around with a reserve  
of fuel that you cant even burn unless you want to have the fuel pump  
suck up air. Seems like a stupid idea to have a full tank of gas but  
only can use 3/4 or a little more of it and then have problems with  
sucking up air.

When I had my Delorean I could drive it with the low fuel light on,  
buy what you said that could never happen for you since you would be  
below the "correct" level of fuel.

Man that is funny "if you keep the "correct" amount of gas in the tank"

Mark V




On Aug 18, 2008, at 1:35 PM, jack_landrum_3rd wrote:

> When you get to that point you should have filled up miles ago...
> I guess my point is the position of the baffle shouldn't matter at all
> if you keep the "correct" amount of gas in the tank.
> One question about something I've noticed in this post and on DMCTALK
> is the return line feeding into the baffle... Does that really matter
> at all?  The only slight advantage I could see is the fuel being
> slightly warmer coming straight back form the CV... I don't see why an
> extra line feeding the baffle on the original set up was worth adding
> or keeping...
>
>
>

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