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Fuel Cell/ Vent with roll over ball

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Joshinator, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. Joshinator

    Joshinator Registered Member

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    I just purchased a 20 gal cell from Summit and it has a welded in vent with the roll over ball inside. I've heard stories of gas splashing out of the vent when the cell is completely full. Have any of you guys had an experience with this? I'm looking for ideas on how to contain the splashed fuel... or do i just need a really long vent line?
     
  2. Joshinator

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    Am i the only person that has a fuel cell?
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    In my last truck I had an RCI cell with roll over vent valve w/ a ball, I never had a spillage problem. Mine was different from the Summit cell as mine was a removable part, when installed it had a threaded fitting poking out so I also had a nipple with a short piece of hose to a mini K&N filter to cap it off (the whole assembly stood about 4" off the top of the cell).
     
  4. Joshinator

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    Thanks for the reply, i'll try that and see what happens.
    Thanks again, Josh.
     
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    Whole point of the Discriminator Valve is to not allow liquid out of the cell and allow air to go in.
    Ideally the vent line is fairly long and has a specific route so that no matter how the vehicle rolls some point of the vent line is higher than the fuel level in the cell.
     

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