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post #1 of 15 Old 02-18-2016, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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RCI Fuel cell plumbing/pickup

I'm going to run an RCI 2161a cell with two of the walbro pickups and a Walbro GSS342 in tank pump. The problem is that I have no way to connect the walbro inlet to a soft(or any other) line. The inlet is far too short to clamp anything to...it's designed to have their dinky little pickup connect straight to it and retained by by a little star washer style clip.

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I'm also capping the original cell pickup tube, I plan to drill the center and feed the pump wires through the cap. What should I use to seal around the wires? I've heard Permatex Motoseal can work as it's "Gasoline Resistant" but I'm not sold on it with being in a location that it'll see gas splashed on it constantly.
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If I had a fuel cell pump/pickup/plumbing question, I'd reach out to Wayne Israelsen at Alltech Motorsports. Perhaps more well know for shock tuning, he's probably the smartest guy when it comes to this stuff I know also.

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Thanks, I sent him an email.
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Post back with what you find. If be interested in what you figure out.

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Walbro never got back to me and neither did Wayne....so I bought a walbro inline pump that I'm going to run in tank.
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I'm a little late, and I don't know if this will help at all but here are the three set ups I used. I know it's not a in the tank pump, but this might give you some ideas. Let me know if I can answer any questions.


RCI cell with Walbro pick ups, and gates fuel submersible hose.










GoatBilt tank. Walbro pickups and a much better plumbing system.










Ended up with a simple Chevy truck fuel pump. Really happy with how reliable, and simple to service it is.







I have extra of the fuel submersible hose and connectors in the second set up if you need.


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Ya I had the pickup part down with a couple Walbro MP 12's and a mix of steel and rubber line. It was just the transition from the Walbro in tank to a line....just switched pumps.
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push on fittings!!

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I'm a little late, and I don't know if this will help at all but here are the three set ups I used. I know it's not a in the tank pump, but this might give you some ideas. Let me know if I can answer any questions.


RCI cell with Walbro pick ups, and gates fuel submersible hose.










GoatBilt tank. Walbro pickups and a much better plumbing system.










Ended up with a simple Chevy truck fuel pump. Really happy with how reliable, and simple to service it is.







I have extra of the fuel submersible hose and connectors in the second set up if you need.

where did you get those push on fittings to put on the pickups?? and do they hold up being submerged in fuel?? 93 octane fuel in my buggy...
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where did you get those push on fittings to put on the pickups?? and do they hold up being submerged in fuel?? 93 octane fuel in my buggy...

They hold up great. I have a bunch of the corners because I had to buy them in bulk,if you need. I got them from these guys if I remember right. http://liquidironindustries.com/RCI-...ckup-Kits.html


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I'm a little late, and I don't know if this will help at all but here are the three set ups I used. I know it's not a in the tank pump, but this might give you some ideas. Let me know if I can answer any questions.


RCI cell with Walbro pick ups, and gates fuel submersible hose.










GoatBilt tank. Walbro pickups and a much better plumbing system.










Ended up with a simple Chevy truck fuel pump. Really happy with how reliable, and simple to service it is.







I have extra of the fuel submersible hose and connectors in the second set up if you need.
I've got a couple of questions if you don't mind. I notice the pick ups say they use 5/16 hose and the push fittings are 3/8's. How is the fit with between the push fitting and the pick up.

EDIT: I figured most of it out, see below.

Nice set up BTW.

Thanks for the help.

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OK, further research shows that the 5/16's tube on the pick up gets a hose, then the slip fitting. I was going to order some parts and pieces from Liquid Iron, but they want $20 for shipping for two 1.25" pieces of hose and two slip connectors (which are cheaper on Amazon BTW).
@Benderff is the hose in the 3rd pic the same hose you used on the pick ups? If so do you know the size and where you got it?

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OK, further research shows that the 5/16's tube on the pick up gets a hose, then the slip fitting. I was going to order some parts and pieces from Liquid Iron, but they want $20 for shipping for two 1.25" pieces of hose and two slip connectors (which are cheaper on Amazon BTW).
@Benderff is the hose in the 3rd pic the same hose you used on the pick ups? If so do you know the size and where you got it?


Hi. It's been awhile since I did that so I'm a little rusty. I believe I have a pile of the 90 degree fittings, and I still have a bunch of that fuel line in the picture. I'm in the process of boxing stuff away to sell our house, if you have a day or two I will dig it out.


The hose in the third picture is what I used. I forget what its made of, but it is safe do have in the tank vs rubber line. How much do you need?


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I only need maybe 6", I appreciate the hell out of it. I got a hold of someone at Dayco and they couldn't help finding the right type and size hose, McMaster Carr was super helpful but couldn't say 100% if they're recommended hose would be fuel safe inside the tank. Like I said I was going to order it but I can't see paying that much in shipping, even for just the hose the shipping rate was over $13. I can get the straight fittings on Amazon cheaper than LI with free Prime shipping. I'll shoot you a PM.

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Nice setup and pics Benderff. A little late to the party but for anyone else looking for decent info give pirate a search in the non hardcore jeep section. Here's one of 'em
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/jeep-...fuel-pump.html
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