Results 1 to 9 of 9

Bucket Mod Q's

This is a discussion on Bucket Mod Q's within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I just heard that if i do the bucket mod that i can't let the tank get below 1/4 fuel ...

  1. #1
    Rice Hungry GottaHaveLS1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Connecticut
    Age
    30
    Posts
    1,316

    Black
    1999 Trans Am M6

    Bucket Mod Q's

    I just heard that if i do the bucket mod that i can't let the tank get below 1/4 fuel left. is this true? could this help me if i'm getting low fuel pressure??

  2. #2
    Senior Member Orcus79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Age
    38
    Posts
    1,346

    black
    2002 WS6

    Nope. I'm not sure what the bucket mod is but I think it only allows the fuel to flow faster into it. Low fuel pressure is cased by a blockage or failing pump/regulator.

  3. #3
    Veteran Blackbird WS6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    van down by the river
    Posts
    1,937
    what is the bucket mod??

  4. #4
    Member Benner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Delaware, OH
    Age
    30
    Posts
    946

    Pewter
    2001 GrandPrix GTP

    You remove the bucket shaped peice of plastic around the fuel pump. The bucket is there to help cool the pump when the fuel level gets low enough where it doesn't cover the pump with sufficient fuel to help cool it off. The only risk your taking is the pump over heating but that doesn't happen very often. The biggest chance is on days where it's very hot outside ie 90+ degrees. If I remember right some years don't even have the bucket. So I'd say don't worry about it. Mine doesn't have it.

  5. #5
    Rice Hungry GottaHaveLS1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Connecticut
    Age
    30
    Posts
    1,316

    Black
    1999 Trans Am M6

    now i know why it's recommended to keep at least a 1/4 and minimum 1/8th of a tank left. I thought it might not get the fuel but it's to keep the pump cooled down.

  6. #6
    Senior Member mrr23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    orlando, fl
    Posts
    7,134

    dark bowling green
    2000 corvette

    you drill hoels into the plastic bucket, so it'll fill faster for us people with much higher hp levels than what the bucket can get filled at by the regulator. the bucket gets filled from two ways. one is a one way valve in the bottom of the bucket. when the level of the tank gets lower than the height of the bucket, the pump gets uncovered and heats up more than normal when tank is full. the fuel pressure regulator has a nozzle that is above the bucket. as the regulator bypasses the fuel, it keeps the bucket filled with gas.

    problem with bucket mod is as you make turns with the holes drilled into it, the pump gets uncovered. i have mine drilled. once i get lower than 1/4 tank, i can see my pressure drop in turns. those that autocross, it's not a good idea.

  7. #7
    Rice Hungry GottaHaveLS1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Connecticut
    Age
    30
    Posts
    1,316

    Black
    1999 Trans Am M6

    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    you drill hoels into the plastic bucket, so it'll fill faster for us people with much higher hp levels than what the bucket can get filled at by the regulator. the bucket gets filled from two ways. one is a one way valve in the bottom of the bucket. when the level of the tank gets lower than the height of the bucket, the pump gets uncovered and heats up more than normal when tank is full. the fuel pressure regulator has a nozzle that is above the bucket. as the regulator bypasses the fuel, it keeps the bucket filled with gas.

    problem with bucket mod is as you make turns with the holes drilled into it, the pump gets uncovered. i have mine drilled. once i get lower than 1/4 tank, i can see my pressure drop in turns. those that autocross, it's not a good idea.
    so i probably shouldn't do this mod then... i only have boltons on my T/A. I thought it might help me with my fuel pressure problem.

  8. #8
    Senior Member mrr23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    orlando, fl
    Posts
    7,134

    dark bowling green
    2000 corvette

    no it will not.

  9. #9
    Grand Imperial Wizard Sarge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Texas Department of Corrections
    Posts
    18,129
    Retired Outlaw Sum Bitch

    Your gonna get two set's of opinions from Fbody guys and GTO guys as we (GTO guys) have a returnless system and "they" have a quasi returnless system.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Question: Rust Bucket
    By DRA01 in forum Firebird / WS6
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-15-2012, 10:19 PM
  2. LS Powered T-Bucket in NW Wis
    By toms26t in forum New Member Introductions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-30-2011, 10:46 AM
  3. Checked one off the bucket list
    By Spikito in forum Almost Anything Goes
    Replies: 47
    Last Post: 03-17-2011, 04:09 PM
  4. Fuel Bucket Mod
    By pedrojcmo in forum General Help
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-25-2006, 09:51 PM
  5. Bucket Seats
    By FantaZGuy28 in forum General Help
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-15-2006, 02:25 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •