Whether you’re driving a minibike or a heavy-duty semi-truck, fuel is the lifeblood of all vehicles. The proper diesel, gasoline or other fuel product will deliver plentiful power as well as long-lasting durability for any engine. To get the most out of your rig, it’s crucial to use the best fuel system components as well as the right grade of fuel for your rig.
The Velvac fuel systems, caps and parts available at FinditParts are a good place to look if you’re searching for replacement parts or want to make an upgrade to your rig’s fuel system.
Founded in 1934, Velvac started out as the Vacuum Power Equipment Company. It made air brakes for heavy-duty trucks. It later changed its name to Velvac, an abbreviation of its popular Velvet Vacuum Brakes brand.
Based in New Berlin, Wisc., the company has grown in size and expanded its lineup to include more than 4,500 OEM and aftermarket products. Though far larger today, it continues to focus on its original mission of boosting driver safety. This innovative company makes products for RVs as well as semi-trucks and specialty vehicles. The multinational company is IATF 16949 and ISO 14001 certified and is a preferred Tier-1 OEM product supplier.
Why it's Important
Faulty fuel caps and fuel systems can lead to poor engine performance. A small investment in a new replacement cap can pay big dividends in the long run. It can help your rig run better and more efficiently.
A missing or malfunctioning cap can allow gasoline or diesel to evaporate much more rapidly. Having a good fuel cap will also help protect the environment by letting fuel burn more efficiently.
In addition, replacement fuel caps will increase the safety of drivers and passengers as well as those close to the vehicle. They will protect against sparks, flames and other fire hazards, protecting not only people but vehicles and cargo.
Velvac makes fuel caps in a variety of materials, styles and sizes to fit the varied needs of commercial users and fleets. Applications for its fuel caps include gasoline and oil as well as diesel. Some caps are designed for just one fuel, while others can accommodate different fuel types.
Safety chains and crossbars come standard with these items. Non-locking fuel caps are available for easy access. To protect against theft, vandalism and other mischief, locking fuel caps are also available. Some of these locking caps come with patented Loc-Gards, providing additional protection against moisture and contaminants. Each locking cap comes with two keys.
The Velvac fuel-cap lineup includes aluminum models that are lightweight and corrosion-resistant. Its brass fuel caps come with fusible melt-outs for thermal relief. Please note that Velvac’s non-vented caps should be used only on vehicles that have properly vented fuel systems.
In addition to fuel caps, Velvac makes other fuel system components. These include return flows designed for dual-draw/dual-return diesel fuel systems. Designed to distribute fuel equally to both the left and right fuel tanks, these products eliminate the need for a crossover line.
Velvac’s return flow splitters feature a convenient T configuration for easy plumbing to each tank. The durable zinc die-cast bodies have three 1/2-inch FPT ports and two 1/4-inch mounting holes. Applications for these products include Ford and Kenworth as well as Navistar, Volvo, Mack, Peterbilt and Western Star.
For systems with fuel or vapor return lines, Velvac’s Six-Port Motor-Driven Valve can offer peace of mind. After power is disconnected, the valve remains in the actuated position, reducing the chance that fuel will return to the wrong tank. This valve permits high closing pressures and operates on 12VDC. Built to withstand the harshest conditions, it has an operating temperature range of -40º F to 180º F. Not intended for use with fuel systems operating over 30 psi, it should be used with Velvac’s electrical connector for new installations.
Velvac backs these parts with its manufacturer’s warranty. Most of these items are eligible for free shipping from FinditParts for orders that meet minimum requirements. If you need your part in a hurry, we also offer expedited shipping options. Orders received by 11 a.m. PST usually ship the same business day.
If you’re not sure which fuel cap, flow splitter or valve is right for your rig, we are just a toll-free phone call away. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff can help make sure you get the right part for the job. You may also reach us via email for quick answers to your questions. However you contact us, you’ll benefit from our safe, secure one-stop shopping and the largest online selection of heavy-duty truck parts you’ll find anywhere.