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2.5 Gallon Sumped Tank Devilsown

DevilsOwn 2.5 Gallon tank is the first water-methanol tank with a built in sump and fluid control baffle. This eliminates the pickup being uncovered during sprinted driving. Because of the tanks quality design and it featuring a real sump in it. You can run the tank down to approximately 1 qt of fluid before uncovering the pickup. Made with 1/4" thick HDPE which is same material and construction that is commonly used in manufacturing fuel cells.

Dimensions are 8" x 13.5" x 8.5". So It's best suited for trunk placement.

This tank features a 2 1/4" opening for easy fill up. This tank can be used for any alcohol water mixtures. It's 100% methanol compatible. The design of the tank also allows for proper ventilation for the pumps heat. Vented cap is included. This tank does not come with drain fitting. We recommend our self sealing bulkhead.

  • Features a real sump
  • Internal baffle for fluid control under braking
  • Same material and construction as fuel cells
  • Proper cooling for the pump.
  • Includes brackets and mounting hardware





Why is our tank better than others?

Yes there has been a ton on engineering that went into this tank. I love doing this kinda stuff. Going over quite a few designs to try and come up with the best one. I original wanted to hide the pump in tank for a clean look but heat became an issue. The pump can generated up to 150 degs of heat pretty quickly when enclosed with no airflow. Like a trunk install. Which is where most people will be putting them. This is why i chooses to keep the pump open so it can natural dissipate heat better.

The graph below shows the heat rise of the pumps with 70f air temps. How quick will the pumps get to 150 degs in the trunk of a car during the summer? How hot does your trunk get? Well the plastic tanks are made to start soften up at 150 degs.


About cost yes these like others custom made tanks are not the cheap . It cost a fair amount of investment for mold. All the steel in it all the time it took to weld it fill it grind it. But some of the things i want to point out is the quality of construction. Our tanks are thicker construction than off the shelf 2.5 gallon tanks. There are reasons for making the tank thicker which i will get into latter.



See the weight difference? These are the same size tank.
 

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Thanks, lots of hard work went into creating this. Just wanted to have a setup that has a sump to keep fluid in the pump and then an design that allows the pump heat to dissipate so people don't have issues with the tank melting like others tanks have issues with.
 

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why not offer the pump to be remote mounted with this tank? seems that the pump would benefit from being mounted under the car where air could hit it. the sump is a good idea, but not too keen on the pump attached to the tank. just saying.
 

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you don't have to mount the pump to the tank. The pumps get plenty of cooling mounted this way, no need to mount it under the car. But this is the only tank with a baffle and a sump built into it thats on the market that allows the pump to breath. There are others that mount the pump inside the tank and it causes the tanks to melt.
 

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you don't have to mount the pump to the tank. The pumps get plenty of cooling mounted this way, no need to mount it under the car. But this is the only tank with a baffle and a sump built into it thats on the market that allows the pump to breath. There are others that mount the pump inside the tank and it causes the tanks to melt.
i agree on the inside part, thats just dumb planning. who would put a hot pump inside anything made of plastic? :lol:

i am seriously looking at this tank, just not for my honda. another reason for me to mount the pump outside the car is due to the car i want to put it on trunk design. zero ventilation and a ton of heat is transferred from the exhaust system. even on a cool 70* day, its a solid 95+ in the trunk :wacko:... almost cooked my milk on a 30 min ride home!! F*&kin' Mazda!!! :lol:

quick questions. how far from the actual plastic is the pump mounted? does the "kit" come with provisions for off tank mounting? just wondering.
 

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Yea i just like to allow for the heat to disapate. 95deg for the tank is not so bad ihave seen many trunks get up to 140ish range.

pumps feet mount directly to the tank. the pumps have mounting feet built into them they can be mounted to anything.
 
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