6100, TTspec, Baja Truck only thread

mebedb1

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That sucks. Last year at V2R we had bad fuel issues. Been chasing it ever since. We have totally replaced every part in the system and upgraded everything and it still seems like something is wrong I think we have a air leak on the feed to the pump which is putting air into our fuel. When it gets hot it vapor locks.

Since we upgraded everything it’s not been a problem but I still think we have a issue and I bet it’s a fitting. We replaced all the lines from the pump but not to the pumps. I think we will replace the rest now. The pump makes sound like it’s getting air.

Mike
The guy's at the shop tore into the fuel cell first thing Monday, well probably some coffee and bench racing first, by 10 ish I was sent the video. Pure dumb luck, quality control issue. Had nothing to do with the installation, JC.
Talked to Dusty today, he's taken that fitting out of the equation.
 

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That sucks. Last year at V2R we had bad fuel issues. Been chasing it ever since. We have totally replaced every part in the system and upgraded everything and it still seems like something is wrong I think we have a air leak on the feed to the pump which is putting air into our fuel. When it gets hot it vapor locks.

Since we upgraded everything it’s not been a problem but I still think we have a issue and I bet it’s a fitting. We replaced all the lines from the pump but not to the pumps. I think we will replace the rest now. The pump makes sound like it’s getting air.

Mike
In the '17 Mint 400 we saw an air leak in the pickup issue manifest in the form of sporadic fuel pressure with it going up and down and then finally failing to sustain fuel pressure. Cracked fuel line on engine and had air in the lines, chased every fitting until we found loose pickup :S
 

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That sucks. Last year at V2R we had bad fuel issues. Been chasing it ever since. We have totally replaced every part in the system and upgraded everything and it still seems like something is wrong I think we have a air leak on the feed to the pump which is putting air into our fuel. When it gets hot it vapor locks.

Since we upgraded everything it’s not been a problem but I still think we have a issue and I bet it’s a fitting. We replaced all the lines from the pump but not to the pumps. I think we will replace the rest now. The pump makes sound like it’s getting air.

Mike
As you suggest, you may have a leak inside the fuel bladder. That was a problem with my road racing car. The factory used fuel hoses inside the cell that were not rated for constant fuel immersion. After a few years, the hoses would break down enough that they would start to leak. But, because the leak was inside the bladder, you'd never discover the leak until it was serious enough that the pump couldn't overcome the leaking.

If you are having issues with flares leaking, you can use a conical seal. This is a soft aluminum washer that you put on the flare. Because it's soft, it will mold around small defects on the flare surface as the fitting is tightened. For example: Earls 169212ERL Earls Conical Seal
 

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seat those flares!, , as your snugging up, rotate f& m flare ends back& forth, taking out any bumps, ridges, ect.sorta like lapping valves, i find eng. oil works best, some use anti seeze on the aluminum threads too
Wow, something intelligent from Mr. Coleman!
 

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Its crazy how many hydraulic specialists hate hydraulic oil. I am one of them.
my lpo in A/F shop was having problems w a leaky un seated poppet valve on the QDs quick disconnects, po from the mech( powerplants ) said ' just push on it, tap it w a screw driver, , bird was getting ready for night traps, turning on the flight deck, i was chilling in the shop, he comes running down the ladder screaming'Jon, grab the bowzer& as much hyd oil as you can get up to 600 , !!!!, as he was Drenched in that crap, birds down!( not a good look in cag's eyes), we get up there and find screw driver wedged in the valve poppet& oil ALL over everywhere on everything. it was hilarious as heck
 

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I was going thru the 6100 V2R tracking data to see how we did on the sections we did not have a problem. I was curious what our race pace was compared to others. I sorted based on time per section. Its pretty interesting. For some reason I was fast thru RM50-100 and was 2nd fastest, so I will just focus on that. Haha

Overall after knowing what issues we had I think we were for sure in the top 10 on speed. Obviously the top guys in each section did not have problems in that section. We got stuck behind a slow class 1, had a 17 minute tire change in the sand, 1 extra pit stop 40 seconds, 6 min pit that should have been 1.5 min, and no lights the last section.

I realize this means nothing as the final results are all that matter and any team can play the "if" game. But for speed on course its good info. Some teams pitted when others didn't, but again the fastest in a section most likely did not stop during that section.

Also keep in mind not all trackers were working all the time.

Mike
 

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I realize this means nothing as the final results are all that matter and any team can play the "if" game. But for speed on course its good info. Some teams pitted when others didn't, but again the fastest in a section most likely did not stop during that section.
It doesn't matter with regard to results. It can, however, help you identify where you are strong and where improvements can be made.
 

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I was going thru the 6100 V2R tracking data to see how we did on the sections we did not have a problem. I was curious what our race pace was compared to others. I sorted based on time per section. Its pretty interesting. For some reason I was fast thru RM50-100 and was 2nd fastest, so I will just focus on that. Haha

Overall after knowing what issues we had I think we were for sure in the top 10 on speed. Obviously the top guys in each section did not have problems in that section. We got stuck behind a slow class 1, had a 17 minute tire change in the sand, 1 extra pit stop 40 seconds, 6 min pit that should have been 1.5 min, and no lights the last section.

I realize this means nothing as the final results are all that matter and any team can play the "if" game. But for speed on course its good info. Some teams pitted when others didn't, but again the fastest in a section most likely did not stop during that section.

Also keep in mind not all trackers were working all the time.

Mike
Mike the splits actually are not bad. You had several 50 mile sections where you and your boys were in the top 10. Nicely done love the data. Would have been an easy top 10 without those dang flats. Maybe even a top 6. Not to say anything (ops I did) but your boys had some top times. Yes you did rail off #2 but it looks like they were consistent, when they had no issues.
 

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now just get that race pace in your head , MTP, don't try to ' go faster,' after a few more races, the pace you used to think was scorching- scary fast , will be like slow motion, easy-peezy, easier to avoid flats& gotchas when time slows down, then the top 10 is Easy, then work on top 5& so on( thats kinda the road racing lesson i got from my instructor Richard Hille at scca driver school
 

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It doesn't matter with regard to results. It can, however, help you identify where you are strong and where improvements can be made.

"It Is Not Always Possible To Be The Best, But It Is Always Possible To Improve Your Own Performance "
-- Jackie Stewart, F1 champion

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See comment section for good input. Especially, "Racing in the Rain" & Gabriel Flouret (French racing driver). See pic
 

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now just get that race pace in your head , MTP, don't try to ' go faster,' after a few more races, the pace you used to think was scorching- scary fast , will be like slow motion, easy-peezy, easier to avoid flats& gotchas when time slows down, then the top 10 is Easy, then work on top 5& so on( thats kinda the road racing lesson i got from my instructor Richard Hille at scca driver school

"Smooth is Fast"
-- Robby Gordon, interview at Champcar California 500 (

See Alain Prost quote, his nickname was "The Professor". Intellectual approach to Racing


"It’s more important to out think your enemy than outfight him."
-- Sun Tzu "Art of War"

 

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Had a great race with a couple other 6100’s this weekend at the BOR Knolls 200.

Reed 6186 Prime Excavation from Mesquite came out and Brian Bonham from SLC was there also.

we were in 2nd behind the RST trophy truck when Connor ran out of talent with less than 10 miles to go.

 
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RG said he wants to start a 4x4 6100 arrive and drive using his TT as the model.

Not sure what SCORE's rules are but 4x4 isn't allowed in 6100 class

SCR26.5: 2-WHEEL DRIVE ONLY
(1) One Exception only – Race Vehicle #6130 will be grandfathered into rules, but race vehicle #6130 must comply with the following specifications:
1. Transfer Case must be a one to one ratio in high range only. Transfer case must be tagged, sealed and approved by Best In The Desert Chief Car/Truck Technical Inspector. 2. Transfer case must have lockout installed for low range.
 
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