Motor issues at Volusia

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Motor issues at Volusia

Post by CH_88 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:39 am

One of the big stories at Volusia this week has been the large amount of teams suffering from motor issues. Danny Dietrich said on Twitter that the GKR team wasn't going to run Volusia next year. I'm just curious if anyone knows what the problem is because there has definitely been a lot of teams having problems.
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Re: Motor issues at Volusia

Post by racer33 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:35 am

This might help a bit because I learned the hard way. Most teams use a weather station to check the altitude, air density, temperature etc. so they can adjust their engines timing and fuel mixture. Most of the time you can rely on that but for some reason in Florida you can check your weather station and make your adjustments and 15 minutes later you are out of the ballpark. Why?, I don't know but it can change so fast down there it's unreal. Most of the guys go a little extra rich on fuel and conservative on timing to be safe. Can't say this is the problems guys had down there but if you blew it up that's one thing, but if you burned it down you were obviously to lean.

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Re: Motor issues at Volusia

Post by SLINKMASTERC » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:39 pm

It has a lot to do with the sea level and how the air constantly changes at a lower sea level. I heard that on the MRN interveiw with the Madman on Friday afternoon.
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Re: Motor issues at Volusia

Post by SuperN8 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:30 pm

SLINKMASTERC wrote:It has a lot to do with the sea level and how the air constantly changes at a lower sea level. I heard that on the MRN interveiw with the Madman on Friday afternoon.
Correct. It comes from being closer to sea level and the conditions changing because of the tide. Some people don't adjust their fuel setting accordingly and have problems. It occurs everywhere down there (and around here too) but is more noticeable at Volusia because of the wide open speed...

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Re: Motor issues at Volusia

Post by SuperN8 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:34 pm

It can actually effect your car setup too. I can remember being at East Bay and seeing the track go from dusty and slick after the heats to sticky and fast for the feature just because the tide came in!

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