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Pettit Racing Air Seperator Tank - Swirl Pot FD3S (Black Powder Coat) for Mazda RX-7 FD3S 1992-2002

Pettit Racing Air Seperator Tank - Swirl Pot FD3S (Black Powder Coat) for Mazda RX-7 FD3S 1992-2002

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At Pettit Racing we continue improving our products in an effort to make them better, faster, and more fun. Our ultimate goal is to offer the smartest, simplest parts with the greatest benefits and we are most satisfied when we find ways for parts to accomplish multiple jobs ...

For the RX7 FD we have done just that, our Air Separator Tank now incorporates swirl pot action, hence AST-SP, The redesigned part further improves system efficiency by more effectively removing entrained air circulating with the coolant. A very simple design change, we moved the inlet tube to a position that causes the inflow of coolant to create a swirling action. The AST_SP also benefits from a billet cap neck and hose nubs, all CNC machined from 6061 T6 aluminum then beautifully TIG welded in the USA to the highest standards by some of the best welders on the planet.

Offered in a black textured powder coat, this unit comes with a 13lb lever vent safety cap, clamps & fasteners.

The new AST-SP accomplishes two jobs: Improves System Efficiency Removing entrained air (tiny air bubbles) circulating with the coolant. Improves heat transfer, especially when racing or spirited driving puts demands on the cooling system. Added Protection Removing air from the system also helps keep oxidation levels down minimizing common contaminants from forming, like rust and corrosion that can compromise cooling system efficiency / integrity.

Closed cooling systems work like this: With each heat cycle coolant is discharged from the air separation tank raising the coolant level in the recovery reservoir, then during the cool down cycle, negative pressure increases until it allows atmospheric pressure acting on coolant in the recovery reservoir to push open the pressure cap recovery valve, thereby refilling the air separation tank. If either cap is opened before the recovery cycle is complete, it will be necessary to top off the coolant.

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