SXR 6.6 Gallon Fuel Tanks

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#43
Does your tank have a pipe that extends down in the tank for the external fill that limits filling and leaves room for expansion like the stock tank. If so, is the tank capacity 6.6 gal with the room for expansion? What is the purpose of the external fill? Maybe to fill it further?
 
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#44
Does your tank have a pipe that extends down in the tank for the external fill that limits filling and leaves room for expansion like the stock tank. If so, is the tank capacity 6.6 gal with the room for expansion? What is the purpose of the external fill? Maybe to fill it further?
The external fill tube on my 6.6g tank is in the same location as stock and if filling exclusively from the external fill then there would still be the air bubble at the top of the tank. The fill tube does not extend into the tank, but since the geometry is roughly the same you would have the same issue. I included the external fill for maximum convenience to the user (perhaps you're refueling on the beach or somewhere you don't want to take the hood off) but also included the internal fill so you can fill it completely and check fuel level. I can also weld a cap over the external fill tube if you did not want to use it. For maximum capacity, I would fill the tank via the internal fill cap, put the internal fill cap back on, then top off the external fill tube. You would be getting over 6.6 gallons with the fuel in the fill tube.

Thanks!
Nathan
 
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