Aeromotive has developed a new Flex Fuel Sensor Adapter to accommodate high-flow demands while still allowing the OEM Flex Fuel sensor to accurately read the ethanol-gasoline ratio in the fuel system at all times.
Ethanol requires 30% more volume compared to gasoline, and OEM Flex Fuel sensors commonly become a restriction point on high-flow fuel systems. The adapter allows a portion of the fuel to pass through the sensor while the remainder is diverted through a secondary channel with vastly increased flow capacity. This new sensor adapter is designed to work with OEM Flex Fuel sensors part numbers 13577429, 13577379 and 13577394, allowing fuel to flow above 400 liters per hour.
Aeromotive’s Flex Fuel Sensor Adapter features ORB -10 inlet and outlet ports that can be adapted to any size fuel line with a dual O-ring seal for the OEM Flex Fuel sensor’s 3/8-inch tube. The adapter’s body is constructed from 6061-T6 aluminum alloy with a bright-dip anodized finish and is sold pre-assembled as a body without the OEM sensor. Parts cannot be sold separately.
Aeromotive’s one-year limited warranty backs the Flex Fuel Sensor Adapter.
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Thanks to the steady march of progress, automotive technology has advanced in countless ways over recent decades. It’s rare that an innovation completely upends the established engineering solutions, though – for the most part, these improvements tend to come as an evolution or refinement of an existing design. But every once in a while, something appears that simply rewrites the script. And in the realm of fuel level sending units, that ‘something’ is the new Easy Level. “There’s never been a LiDAR fuel level sending unit in the automotive aftermarket before,” says John McLeod of Classic Instruments. “This is the first of its kind.”
Since the system uses a laser to measure the distance between the unit and the surface of the fuel, all that’s needed in order to calibrate the system is the depth of the tank itself. McLeod says that fuel tanks are typically 8 inches deep, but the Easy Level can be calibrated to work with tanks are shallow as four inches or as deep as 38 inches. The system can also be recalibrated at any time, and that means that the Easy Level can be swapped into different fuel tanks, or entirely different vehicles, as needed.
“There are very few parts on a car where we have the flexibility to do something like that, and it opens the door to a lot of other ideas. Right now we’re focused on fuel, and this one is designed specifically for measuring that, but the customers will ultimately dictate where we go with this technology. It’s a distance-measuring device, and we can do that with just about anything.”
Easy Level also features a set of dip switches that allow you to adjust its sensitivity to fuel slosh, which in turn affects how quickly the gauge reacts to those momentary fluctuations in perceived fuel levels. “It basically dictates how quickly the gauge pointer will react,” he says. “So if you have an open tank without any baffles and the fuel sloshes a lot, you can slow the response rate down so the gauge isn’t bouncing back and forth as a result of that slosh. Or if you want to speed it up – maybe you’ve got something with a smaller tank that uses lots of fuel – you can also increase that response rate.”
The system is designed to be a direct fit for the five-bolt flange configuration that you’ll find on most fuel tanks, and it’s available to order right now. “It feels like we’re re-creating the wheel here, in a way,” McLeod adds. “When we developed Fuel Link, we thought that was the end-all answer for everything when it came to fuel level sender problems. But this LiDAR system is the pinnacle – this truly takes all of the guesswork out of it. Anybody can do this.”
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