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Old 02-11-2006, 11:26 AM
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HI all i need help with my shockwave 36 i started to run it in today
and its bogging down on accelleration i was told that i must pressurise
my tank i bought a header tank with the advice from my LHS gut HOW do i fit it .
please bear with me i HAVE done a search and cant find anything
Old 02-11-2006, 02:15 PM
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In this picture, the smaller tank is fed by the larger one. The blue hose on the far right feeds pressure from the tuned exhaust pipe to the large tank, which forces fuel out of it, and into the smaller tank. The purpose of the small tank is to have a constant supply of fuel, even when the main larger tank is low. This way, the engine won't starve when cornering.

You can see here that the small tank is feeding fuel (green hose to filter, to yellow hose) into a third channel remote needle, and the blue hose from it goes to the engine. I hope this picture helps...

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Old 02-11-2006, 02:34 PM
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thanks yes it does a bit must the header be close to the motor ? or can i fit it anywhere.
also the bogging down bit IS that a symptom of losing pressure or can it be something else
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Not sure just why it's "bogging down"... Could be running to lean, could be that you're running too big a prop, or too short a tuned pipe...

Yes, it's always best to have the fuel tanks as close to the engine as possible.
Old 02-12-2006, 01:54 AM
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ok just came back and its not bogging down anymore
mounted the tank next to engine works well thanks
only thing now is the chine walk to sort out and
wen i put full throttle it takes a while then starts screeming
must be the settings [ will get there 1 day] im a newbe
so that explains everything

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