Yes that’s the charcoal canister. It’s full of small activated charcoal pellets. The purpose is that it absorbs and stores gasoline vapors and then releases them when the evap system sees the proper engine conditions....like steady throttle and cruise.
Wish the Red Line accessories were available when I did my Sniper install. Might have to go back someday and retrofit a few things. No regrets with the Sniper for those considering.Part 1: Gathering up the parts.
I picked up the essentials from Jim C's TLC Performance website: idler pulley to replace the air pump, EGR block-off plate and gasket for the exhaust manifold, plugs for the air ports in the head and the BVSV's in the thermostat housing, and caps for the air cleaner. I also picked up Jim's EGR plug for the intake side...before I realized that the PO had removed EGR pipe, so I couldn't use the plug (PM me if you want to buy it). Since that plug wasn't going to work for me, I got a block-off plate from Man A Fre.
I bought the Sniper directly from Holley during their holiday sale. I didn't get their master kit, just the Sniper 2300 unit itself.
Sniper accessories: I bought just about every Sniper accessory that Red Line (@RLMS) sells (throttle cable & bracket kit, manifold heat shield, manifold adapter, air cleaner adapter, hard fuel lines).
I agonized over this decision for way too long. In-tank pump? Frame mounted fuel pump? Surge tank? The surge tank seemed the most interesting to me for a few reasons, not the least of which is that it’s a lot easier to do than the alternatives. Once I stopped thinking of it as a "second little fuel tank under the hood" and realized it’s more like a glorified fuel pump that happens to hold a quart or two of fuel, it just made the most sense to me. I looked at a few options and ended up going with the PowerSurge from RobbMc after reading some Mud threads about it.
Miscellaneous fuel fittings:
I used a combo of Earl’s brand aluminum AN -6 and hose barb fittings from Summit and a local hot rod shop. I also grabbed some of the Earl’s “Vapor Guard” 3/8” hose that Holley recommended.
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Correct. It’s a very nice and easy setup.So does the power surge use the stock pump to feed the power surge tank and then a pump in the power surge tank to feed the sniper?
It reminds me of some of the modern diesel designs where a low pressure high volume electric pump feeds a secondary low volume extreme pressure mechanical pump.Correct. It’s a very nice and easy setup.
Stock pump to PS. PS to Sniper. Sniper return to PS. PS into stock return lines.
I make everything 3/8” from the stock pump
To PS then 5/16 for the returns.
It reminds me of some of the modern diesel designs where a low pressure high volume electric pump feeds a secondary low volume extreme pressure mechanical pump.
Do you prime the PS before the first use or just crank a bunch to get the fuel filled?
I'm installing a CityRacer as we speak, but this thread is tipping me over to a Sniper. I didn't want to have to drop the gas tank for an in-tank pump, wasn't totally sold on an in-line pump setup. The Powersurge tank setup this way looks like a great compromise.
Looking forward to Parts 4 thru 8.....
That bus bar is sweet. Did you see this product from Blue Sea Systems? It’s the same bus bar but with 100A fuses for each terminal.Part 5: Wiring
Wiring is pretty straight forward. There are only 5 wires: power, ground, fuel pump (hot), ignition switched, and tach. The Sniper instructions are very clear about power and ground going directly to the battery. I like to follow rules, so I took their advice and did that. The fuel pump wire (blue) goes to the positive terminal on the PowerSurge. For the ignition switched wire (pink), I ran that to the fuse block in the cab, and used a fuse tap on the fuse marked "Engine." The tach wire (yellow) goes to the negative side of the coil.
The one other wire to run is the negative side of the PowerSurge. For that, since the battery is pretty close, I just wired it to the negative terminal with this bus bar.
Final note on wiring: At some point I plan to install a fuse/relay box under the hood--probably near the battery--and do a neater job of running the Sniper wires and fuel pump relay. For now, it's all just zip tied out of the way.