Fuel Sumps are nothing new these days, you see them everywhere and every company seems to have one. What we have done at BDP is step the tank sump up a notch. Made from 6061 Billet aluminum this little guy is built like a tank and is super simple to install. While still using a no-tank drop design we have made this sump to where it will install with 1 single bolt with one single 3" hole in your tank. This means less places to leak and much quicker install. All of our Tank Sumps come with a 3" hole saw, (so no extra trips to the hardware store), and all stainless hardware. The o-ring is made from Viton rubber to ensure it will last the test of time with 0 leaks or decay.
- Uses all available fuel from the tank. No issues with sucking air when below ¼ tank. Perfect for use with today's high flow lift pump systems. (Airdog, FASS, etc)
- Stand pipe cut into the inside of the sump to reduce the amount of sediments that get to your filter system.
- Drain Plug for future tank servicing or sediment draining.
- Single bolt design that allows for 5 minute install as well as less chances for leaks that other tanks sumps may have when using multiple bolts drilled into the tank.
- Stainless Steel hardware and Brass ½” Pushlock fitting provided.
- Comes with 3” hole saw to make the only hole needed in your tank for install.
- Inner ring designed to go through the 3” hole so tank does not need to be dropped.
- Viton O-ring for sealing that is impervious to diesel fuels.
- Super strong 1 piece machined billet design.
- Can be installed on any fuel tank with an available 4” diameter flat area.
If you are looking to install a FASS fuel system, Air Dog fuel pump or any other aftermarket fuel system you will find through your research that many past and present customers are complaining of noise and Quarter Tank issues. Let's cover the quarter tank issue first. These quarter tank problems are caused by the Draw Straw often supplied with these kits. A draw straw is a tube that is fed through the top of the fuel tank that attaches to the suction line going to your aftermarket fuel system. The draw straw is located wherever you drill the hole, but the only available spots to drill into your factory diesel fuel tank are flexible spots. So as you drive the fuel tank is flexing. When you go around a sharp corner with a quarter tank of fuel, the draw straw can swing away from where gravity takes the fuel. This causes the fuel system to suck air in and acts like your diesel truck is running out of fuel. The truck will die, but once you pull over and the fuel settles, the truck will start again. It's not only annoying, but also dangerous because your power steering stops working when the engine shuts down, brakes also become sketchy.... Noise is another common complaint associated with aftermarket fuel systems. What causes the fuel pump to make so much noise? Strain, the harder the pump has to work, the more noise it is going to make. When the fuel system is trying to suck fuel vertically through a draw straw it's going to cause that fuel pump to work harder. Therefore, more noise is going to be the result. Some of these aftermarket diesel lift pumps utilize the factory draw straw which is very small in diameter. If the fuel system you have purchased is running 1/2" or 5/8" and the factory draw straw is only 5/16" then you have a massive restriction in the fuel flow. This is always going to cause the fuel pump to run harder and louder. The Beans Diesel Fuel Sump is designed to fix all of these issues. By pulling fuel from the bottom of the tank rather than the top, you are taking a lot of strain off the fuel pump, allowing it to operate much quieter and you will never have to worry about quarter tank issues again! Another added bonus to the Beans Diesel Fuel sump, is the simple fact that you no longer need to drop the fuel tank to install your aftermarket fuel system. You simply drill a hole in the bottom of the tank, clean out any shavings and install the sump. Minimal tools are required and it shaves about 3 hours off your install time. If you have read on the forums that these sumps can get knocked off or pulled from the tank, we assure you, no parts manufactured by Beans Diesel Performance are released without rigorous testing first. We sent a handful of these sumps to customers all over this country in all walks of life to make sure our installation was simple and to ensure our product can stand up to their rugged life styles. If the hard working loggers in the Rocky Mountains of the Northwest can hammer up and down gruesome dirt roads day in and day out with our sumps installed, then we are pretty sure you aren't going to knock our sump off driving to and from work each day. Desert racing you say, we've put our sumps through that too, imagine a 7,000 pound diesel truck sailing off the top of a sand dune and crashing down in the rocks and sage brush cruising at a cool 90 miles per hour. We have seen these fuel sumps so destroyed they are barely recognizable.... still no leaks. Don't be fooled by keyboard ninjas. We assure you our diesel fuel sump is up to the task, whatever you can throw at it they will do the job they were intended for as long as you follow our step by step instructions and take care centering the hole in the hub pre-formed in the bottom of your tank.
So just how tough are our sumps? Watch our torture test video to set your mind at ease if you are worried about going off-road with your BDP Sump!
- Easy installation, Awsome design, Great product Review by Kyle
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- Super easy to install Review by Dustin
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- Well designed, easy install, great product! Review by Brad
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- Great sump Review by Justin
- Picked up Beans new sump and installed it over the weekend. After a lot of research and hearing a lot of horror stories from other manufactures I chose this one mainly because the design. You only have to drill one hole vs several from all the other manufactures. (Less places to leak from) Installation took longer than expected and needed some additional parts because of the aftermarket lift pump i'm running. Overall the install wasn't bad for being a rookie and i'm happy with the quality. Highly recommend Beans sump to anyone in the market for one. (Posted on 5/20/2013)
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