Fuel Cooling Can

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Fuel Cooling Can

Postby jOe » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:03 pm

Does anyone have any experience or thoughts about fuel cooling cans on XLs?
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Re: Fuel Cooling Can

Postby EKHKHK56 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:45 pm

Well for Racing cooling the fuel is one of the earliest tricks. Cold fuel = denser fuel. Means more fuel...but than you still need to adjust the proper ratio in the charge for Correct Power.
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Re: Fuel Cooling Can

Postby jOe » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:40 pm

I guess the question should have been, would a cool can be effective enough to make a difference. I don’t think there’s much of a downside trying it. I had one in a drag care years ago but I never really determined how much of an effect it had.
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Re: Fuel Cooling Can

Postby EKHKHK56 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:21 pm

Another benefit of Cool Cans, usually a drag racing thing, is a positive flow of dense fuel without chance of vapor lock on a hot day at the strip. Many were simple coils packed in a can of ice. So on a hot day racing they help keep fuel stable before entering carbs/injection.
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Re: Fuel Cooling Can

Postby jOe » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:30 pm

Some factors I’m working with. Air temperature approaching 100F, aluminum fuel tank, full fairing, plus heat rising from the heads. I ordered a standard Mr. Gasket Cool Can to experiment with. There’s not a great weight penalty involved and it might make a difference.

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