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Old 12-31-2011, 12:17 PM   #1
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Super hot tank!!

My 07 zx10 has racing exhaust. The seat and tank get so hot I think its boiling the gas. In warmer weather the temp reads about 210 degrees. When I get home the tank is making a whistling sound. I pop the tank open and it makes a puffing sound. Sounds think the gas is boiling and can see movement in the tank. Cant be good. What should I do? Heat tape?
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Old 12-31-2011, 12:27 PM   #2
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Lol it's just a lil bit of fuel pressure in your tank. If your fuel was boiling u would know it when it goes kaabooomm!!!

All gas tanks do this it's normal...
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Mine doesn't....there should be a vent on your tank, you can also heat wrap your headers to help keep some of the heat off
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Old 12-31-2011, 12:40 PM   #4
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Your gas is not boiling. Its FI so there is a vacuum in the tank.
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Old 12-31-2011, 12:40 PM   #5
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you may want to send an e-mail to the maker of your exhaust system and see what they way. BTW, remember that the 07s have under tail exhausts. so you will feel heat under the seat.


to play it safe, double check that you have the system installed properly with no exhaust leaks. And, like Joe said, consider some exhaust wrap.
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your exhaust isn't even close to your fuel tank, so that isn't your problem. your engine running hot may make your tank hot, since you have a "racing" exhaust, did you bother remapping your FI system? prolly not... so your bike is most likely running lean, hence running a little warmer than it should.
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Old 12-31-2011, 01:15 PM   #7
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Thanks guys. I bought the bike as is and have been slowly fixing minor problems. Will be rapping the headers. Getting a power programmer also. Fig if it was boiling Id have blown straight up in the air.
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better find out it they are Titanium headers or not before you wrap. wrapping titanium headers is a no-no
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Maybe you should hold a lit match up to it so you can see inside the tank
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haha.... an aggie fuel guage
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haha.... an aggie fuel guage
that's offensive to fuel gauges.
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look guys.... I know ya'll are prolly a little slow today.... but the exhaust goes nowhere near the fuel tank. wrapping them will do NOTHING for a hot tank.




the exhaust is on opposite side of the fuel tank
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look guys.... I know ya'll are prolly a little slow today.... but the exhaust goes nowhere near the fuel tank. wrapping them will do NOTHING for a hot tank.




the exhaust is on opposite side of the fuel tank
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look guys.... I know ya'll are prolly a little slow today.... but the exhaust goes nowhere near the fuel tank. wrapping them will do NOTHING for a hot tank.




the exhaust is on opposite side of the fuel tank
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In hot weather you should always mix half water and half gas in your tank. This keeps it much cooler. If your seat is hot you should disconnect the radiator fan because it draws a lot of electricity that makes your battery super hot (right below the seat).

When your exhaust is cold, like before you start up, fill the pipe with Great Stuff foam. This is good insulation and will force the exhaust gas to go somewhere else rather than through that hot pipe. I didn't know ZX10s had the exhaust routed over the top of the engine. That's just a silly thing to do.
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In hot weather you should always mix half water and half gas in your tank. This keeps it much cooler. If your seat is hot you should disconnect the radiator fan because it draws a lot of electricity that makes your battery super hot (right below the seat).

When your exhaust is cold, like before you start up, fill the pipe with Great Stuff foam. This is good insulation and will force the exhaust gas to go somewhere else rather than through that hot pipe. I didn't know ZX10s had the exhaust routed over the top of the engine. That's just a silly thing to do.
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all zx10 (gen 1+2) tanks whistle. its completely normal, so i wouldn't worry abt any leaks from your tank solely for that reason. as far as the overheating, 210* isn't over heating, but if you're very worried abt it, check your coolant, and replace or top off if necessary. i don't think my fan even cuts on until abt 212* iirc, i believe the gen 2 zx10 comes factory with titanium headers, but idk if you replaced the headers, or only have slip ons.
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Why shouldn't you wrap Ti headers? (I'm not arguing - am seriously interested in the reasoning).
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Why shouldn't you wrap Ti headers? (I'm not arguing - am seriously interested in the reasoning).
ti will crack if you wrap it.
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