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    Default Track day problems

    Hi all, have a c16xe nova track car, the problem im having is fuel starvation on long fast corners. Just wondering has anyone got any advice without spending big money.

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    Change of fuel tank I'd say mate, you want an MPI tank which has the high pressure pump in the tank.

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    What was the original nova?? Engine size?

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    The fuel tank is a fuel injection tank with a motorsport fuel pump inside it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sibzy View Post
    The fuel tank is a fuel injection tank with a motorsport fuel pump inside it.
    Hmmmm

    Then I'd say you need additional swirl pot of some description.

    Does it only happen at a certain fuel level? Under 1/4 tank for example. Another option might be to cut the tank open and add baffles or tank foam.

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    What fuel pump is it?

    If it’s an eBay special then I might be suspicious of that.

    Has the pump been tested?

    is it correctly located so it’s filter (do check the filter) is picking up from the bottom of the tank?
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    Quote Originally Posted by House View Post
    Hmmmm

    Then I'd say you need additional swirl pot of some description.

    Does it only happen at a certain fuel level? Under 1/4 tank for example. Another option might be to cut the tank open and add baffles or tank foam.
    Was thinking of a swirl pot but wasnt sure if i needed anything else with it or would a bulk head mounted swirl pot do the trick?

    The fuel pump is a walbro 255 and its new.

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    It happens if its under 3/4 full.

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    What tyres are you running? Back in the olden days, my Gsi tank and external pump used to struggle if I was on slicks
    e92 M3 Competition, a new let engine and a bare shell and a TB'd Nova Track weapon.... All I need is some petrol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will F View Post
    What tyres are you running? Back in the olden days, my Gsi tank and external pump used to struggle if I was on slicks
    Im using toyo r888r's.the grip is excellant.

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