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Old 06-23-2003, 11:33 AM
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:idea: I read something about the savage fuel tanks leaning out the motor. I believe this is happening to me. I was wondering what tank was used to replace the stock savage tank.
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Old 06-23-2003, 12:40 PM
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Thats the rumor. I have never seen it myself. What I think is happening is people are tuning their trucks before they get to full temp. If you tune it so runs good "cold" it will certianly be too lean when it gets hot. It just so happens it takes at leasy 1/2 tank to get to full temp. My Sav runs great until the tank is almost empty.
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Old 06-23-2003, 06:33 PM
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Well, it's not a rumor.

To my humble opinion HPI screwed-up big time by having the tank pick-up toward the FRONT of the truck.

They can deny and say that there's baffles inside and that the tank is angled toward the pick-up, fact will remain it's a no-no.

All tanks have pick-up at the BACK, so that when your truck is accelerating or when you are going up-hill there is always fuel to feed the engine.

It doesn't really matter when your tank is full, but when it start going less than half empty, your engine will run leaner due to the fact the fuel tank is not always feeding the engine.

Loads of ppl have this issue with the tank and that's the reason why someone came-up with a second "feeder" tank to make sure the engine alway see fuel.

Personaly, I run a BIG fuel filter that counteract this problem and I never run my savage low on fuel.

For those that are a bit patient, you'll see the light soon, I am working on a very nice solution for you

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Old 06-24-2003, 11:40 AM
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It is a well known fact in the Savage circles that the stock Savage tank sucks. Before I did some modifications I had to warm up the engine and tune it with a half full tank to get some kind of compromise. When tuned this way it ran rich when full and acceptably hot when near empty. When it comes to tank mods you have a couple of choices.

Set up a header tank like in the dual tank mod here

Or you can install the Ofna tank. Here

I tried both and settled for the Ofna. I don't care for the hassle of priming the header tank. I just like to fuel up and go.

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Old 06-24-2003, 09:26 PM
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This looks like the Ofna tank but it's a kit with all you need to fix the problem and it's only 26$.
http://www.neweramodels.com/cgi-bin/...s&part_id=1704
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Default Only $26!

That's not cheap for a fuel tank and really not cheap if it is only a fix for a fuel tank!
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Old 06-24-2003, 10:09 PM
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It's a whole tank with a stone filter and all the mounting hardware.I thought it was pretty cheap.
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Old 06-24-2003, 10:12 PM
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If it is a whole new tanks plus other syuff that's cool! I tought you were buying something to fix the stock tank!LOL My bad!
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Old 06-25-2003, 05:11 AM
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i did the dual tank mod for about <$10 at my lhs

dubro 2oz tank 3.95
fuel line 1.95
3 zip ties 1.50
toss in fuel filter 2.95

Plus u get the benefit on nearly endless "run-on-roof" time
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Originally posted by new72Savage
i did the dual tank mod for about <$10 at my lhs

dubro 2oz tank 3.95
fuel line 1.95
3 zip ties 1.50
toss in fuel filter 2.95

Plus u get the benefit on nearly endless "run-on-roof" time
can u show pics of set up
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Old 06-27-2003, 07:24 AM
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Is it possible to reverse the direction of the stock tank so that the front becomes the back and this will solve your problem??
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Old 06-27-2003, 07:32 AM
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No the tank is shaped so the one side hangs over the side plate and if it's turned around it doesn't fit.
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Old 06-27-2003, 08:19 AM
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If we can make it fit at the least cost, wouldn't that be better off than buying a whole new tank plus accessories? Afterall, RC is about moding it anyway you can
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