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    I'm looking to buy some fuel jugs and I've seen a couple of different types out there so I wanted to see what people have and their opinion. I tried my friends jug that he bought from saferacer - the purple one with their hose spout - and it took forever and barely any came out. It was my first time filling using it and I still have the unleaded thing in my filler area that doesn't allow use of the leaded fuel pumps so the hose didn't fit.

    http://www.saferacer.com/scribner-5-...?productid=462

    Has anyone used the flowfast system? Not cheap but could be handy if it works well.

    http://www.flofast.com/flofastmsrp.html

    I talked to another guy who had one of these. It seemed to work well but his already had a crack in the cap.

    http://www.jegs.com/p/JEGS/JEGS-Spil...61418/10002/-1

    Also, I don't have a pickup truck but I do have a trailer and I was wondering if anyone has bolted jug carriers to their trailer.

    http://www.saferacer.com/republic-do...?productid=530

    thanks.

    eric
    99 Mazda Miata SuperMiata #515 - AKA Sparky SOLD
    '91 Mariner Blue Miata project AKA Napoleon

  • #2
    Eric. This month there is a 15% off at saferacer. Code is. Dec15
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    • #3
      Originally posted by bellwilliam View Post
      Eric. This month there is a 15% off at saferacer. Code is. Dec15
      Thanks, I think it has to be used by the 23rd.

      e
      99 Mazda Miata SuperMiata #515 - AKA Sparky SOLD
      '91 Mariner Blue Miata project AKA Napoleon

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      • #4
        Why do you care about speed of filling? Are you planning on running enduro races when you have to pit during the race to refuel?

        I use a 5-gal jug and pour it into a big D-shaped funnel.
        The deposed former Sheriff of trackHQ . . .

        2006 Porsche 997 Carerra Coupe 6-MT - daily driver
        1992 Honda (Acura) NSX 5-MT - classic investment I couldn't resist and occasionally drive
        2004 Honda S2000 AP2 6-MT - my last track day car (FOR SALE or not, depending on how I feel when I fall out of bed tomorrow morning)
        2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR 6-MT - when I need a backseat, 4-doors, or a real trunk, and still want to haul ass . . .

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Richard EVO View Post
          Why do you care about speed of filling? Are you planning on running enduro races when you have to pit during the race to refuel?

          I use a 5-gal jug and pour it into a big D-shaped funnel.
          No, the one type of jug I used took forever and was a pain in the butt. Fuel would actually suck back up the hose. We just got out of our NASA HPDE 3 downloads that take forever and it was literally time to get ready to go back out. I remembered that I needed fuel and looked over at the pumps to see a line of other HPDE 3 guys about 3 deep. My friend let me use his full jug and I was only able to get about 1.5-2 gallons out in the time it took for the pumps to clear. By then I was already late and the last one heading out on track.

          Hadn't really thought of the funnel idea as obvious as it might be. That's why I asked what people are using because what I tried isn't something I would want to use.

          e
          99 Mazda Miata SuperMiata #515 - AKA Sparky SOLD
          '91 Mariner Blue Miata project AKA Napoleon

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          • #6
            like this http://www.jazproducts.com/funnels.html#15
            The deposed former Sheriff of trackHQ . . .

            2006 Porsche 997 Carerra Coupe 6-MT - daily driver
            1992 Honda (Acura) NSX 5-MT - classic investment I couldn't resist and occasionally drive
            2004 Honda S2000 AP2 6-MT - my last track day car (FOR SALE or not, depending on how I feel when I fall out of bed tomorrow morning)
            2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR 6-MT - when I need a backseat, 4-doors, or a real trunk, and still want to haul ass . . .

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            • #7
              Did u make a big vent hole ? New jug needs to have it poked. It takes about 90 seconds per 5 gallon jug.

              They also sell a cut off to prevent spill. I will get a pic when I get home.
              Last edited by bellwilliam; 12-19-2009, 03:15 PM.
              S1 Supermiata - 220whp
              13 Tesla, ma: no engine !!
              17 GT350R
              03 Miata Club Sport
              96 NSX
              06 EVO MR
              15 Mini Cooper S
              Beck 550 Spyder

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              • #8
                I bought some tuff jugs off ebay, but the caps were wrong. This morning I tested a new hose I made for the cap, turned it upside down and had leaks.

                I had 4 empty jugs and 4 wheels and tires steel cabled to my truck. Thieves cut the cable and took two empty jugs (go figure).

                caps will accept 3/4" threaded pvc, but pouring that way even with the vent took 1 minute. Not fast enough!

                For now, I think a funnel and a gutted filler neck is the hot setup. Pouring without a hose isn't hard, just gets annoying if it gets really windy.

                Also, the red blitz fuel cans are really really slow and I had one of those caps fail as well.

                I LOVE gas cans.
                Last edited by robburgoon; 12-19-2009, 06:22 PM.

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                • #9
                  I use these ones: http://www.sidebysidesports.com/5utjug9.html

                  I like the middle handle, it makes balancing it while pouring easier. also the adjustable vent is nice to control fill speed.
                  AJ - Akua Solutions - #128 Lotus Exige - MonkeyWrench Racing - Carbonetic - Innovative Mounts - Toyo Tires - JRZ Suspension - TW Research Development

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by zjchaser View Post
                    I use these ones: http://www.sidebysidesports.com/5utjug9.html

                    I like the middle handle, it makes balancing it while pouring easier. also the adjustable vent is nice to control fill speed.
                    With nozzle? Very nice.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by robburgoon View Post
                      With nozzle? Very nice.
                      ya just add a couple of these clamps: http://www.verociousmotorsports.com/...ck-Clamps-Pair
                      in the -12 size to the hose so they wont slip off.
                      AJ - Akua Solutions - #128 Lotus Exige - MonkeyWrench Racing - Carbonetic - Innovative Mounts - Toyo Tires - JRZ Suspension - TW Research Development

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                      • #12
                        http://www.sidebysidesports.com/5utjug9.html

                        That does look nice.

                        So the vent was never opened by the owner of the fuel jug - odd thing to have to do yourself. Probably not as bad of a jug as it seemed at the time. I'm still open for ideas. Thanks again.

                        e
                        99 Mazda Miata SuperMiata #515 - AKA Sparky SOLD
                        '91 Mariner Blue Miata project AKA Napoleon

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Red_5 View Post
                          http://www.sidebysidesports.com/5utjug9.html

                          That does look nice.

                          So the vent was never opened by the owner of the fuel jug - odd thing to have to do yourself. Probably not as bad of a jug as it seemed at the time. I'm still open for ideas. Thanks again.

                          e
                          Yeah, if there was a nozzle attached. I think these jugs are really designed for a pour. The mouth is wide enough that it vents through the top.

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                          • #14
                            http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/18-RA...item5acf393256

                            with flow control valve.
                            S1 Supermiata - 220whp
                            13 Tesla, ma: no engine !!
                            17 GT350R
                            03 Miata Club Sport
                            96 NSX
                            06 EVO MR
                            15 Mini Cooper S
                            Beck 550 Spyder

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bellwilliam View Post
                              That's $10 worth of HDM equipment. I just built that for myself, and it's too slow at 1 minute.

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