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Old 07-04-2014, 09:12 AM
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IO am refurbishing a Sig Senior Kadet and The fuel tank is tucked up inside the fuselage right behind the firewall inside a bracket that is pretty tight fitting. The tank is 16 oz and I will leave it as is but I'm wondering about vibration and foam inside. I am trying to avoid opening the fuselage . Any thoughts?
Old 07-04-2014, 01:12 PM
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How old is the tank and the lines?
Old 07-04-2014, 05:33 PM
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the tank must have come with the plane but I was able to remove it and clean it out and replace the lines. As I said it goes back in, but it's a tight fit leaving no way to put any insulation around it so it rests directly on a bulkhead.
Old 07-04-2014, 06:31 PM
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Foaming is not what it once was and most modern fuels include antifoaming agents Give it a go

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Lots of glow models for engines without fuel pumps are designed to have the tank snug to the firewall. I cut a tank neck size hole in a piece of 3" x 3" foam rubber and push the tank right up snug against the firewall (with a hole drilled to accomidate the tank neck and plug).
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You'll be ok I'd fly it
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thanks guys i never considered antifoaming agents. I've been flying gas engines for the last 10 years.

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