Fuel bladder/cell

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Re: Fuel bladder/cell

Postby Rolling Stone » July 21st, 2011, 9:59 am

Is Hartwig the Airport based company?out Western Canada?..If so they just send it to the USA,they dont do it themselves.
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Re: Fuel bladder/cell

Postby Rolling Stone » July 21st, 2011, 10:02 am

Is Hartwig out Western Canada,on an Airport?If so,they just use a USA company,they dont do it themselves.
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Re: Fuel bladder/cell

Postby Rolling Stone » July 21st, 2011, 10:04 am

If Hartwig is the company out in Western Canada at an airport,they just send it to a USA company,they dont do it themselves.
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Re: Fuel bladder/cell

Postby jstoezel » July 21st, 2011, 10:45 am

Hartwig is based at the St Andrews airport in Manitoba. It's a 20min drive from where I live. They do some of the repairs themselves, at least they did the "repairs" on my old bladder.

I don't recommend them at all.

In 2009 I bought my FV and little did I know that it had a leaky fuel cell. I brought it for repairs to Hartwig since they're so close. $450 or $500 later, I still had to assemble the fuel cell myself, they hadn't pressure tested it, and it leaked as soon as I put gas in it. And apparently I had no recourse since there was no guarantee on this type of repair.

I ended up getting a new fuel cell from Fred Clark (it's a custom one for the Lynx), which cost around $850 plus shipping and custom fees.

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Re: Fuel bladder/cell

Postby Rolling Stone » July 21st, 2011, 11:20 am

Apologies for multiple posts :shock:
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Re: Fuel bladder/cell

Postby brian » July 21st, 2011, 1:57 pm

yea, I had a cell repaired by Hartwick. The price was a bit steep and it leaked a few weekends later.
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Re: Fuel bladder/cell

Postby G.B. » July 21st, 2011, 5:26 pm

The following is taken from the FIA FT3 standard circ 1999:

FUEL BLADDER LIFETIME
No fuel bladders shall be used for more than 5 years after the date of manufacture, unless reinspected and recertified by the manufacturer at the end of this 5 year period, for a supplementary period of up to 2 years after the date of recertification not exceeding 7 years after the date of manufacture.


As I read this even if you have the bladder recertified after 5 years, the certification expires after seven regardless. Thus Frank’s 1995 fuel bladder probably ceased to be FT3 certified in 2000.

SCCA requires FT3 certified fuel cells, I wonder how many actually are!
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Re: Fuel bladder/cell

Postby Rolling Stone » July 21st, 2011, 6:42 pm

And my Mysterian M2 was racing in the USA up until 2009....in Canada 2010 till now :shock: I had to carefully clean a lot of gunk off the bladder to read the manufactured date :roll: Still impressive how long it lasted tho..1995 till 2011 :lol: I would go with FUEL SAFE again it was one of thiers.
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Re: Fuel bladder/cell

Postby Dave » July 25th, 2011, 8:00 pm

I have had 3 Van Diemen FC cells repaired at Hartwick, all were around $450. They wrapped the bottom and 2-3 inches up the sides as they were all seeping fuel. All were ATL 2001- 2005 cells.

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Re: Fuel bladder/cell

Postby VORT94 » August 5th, 2011, 10:59 am

Try Eagle Mostly I'm checking my log status. thanks
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