View Full Version : Question for Mike Wood!!!

Danny Fisher
8th November 2000, 16:35
Which type of fuel surge tank/pump are used on the WRC cars, and would it work ok on a road car. The reason I am asking is that on track I have had starvation a couple of times. This is the correct way to resolve this, but I was just wondering which pump would be the better one to use, and what size tank to use?

Many Thanks


8th November 2000, 22:11

The fuel system on WRC cars cost a few K pounds... they run full FIA fuel cells in the back..duel bosch fuel pumps...bosch filters...etc..

They dont suffer from surge

Speak to Bob Rawle about Surge Tanks...

I run one of my own design... contains enough fuel for about 40 seconds which I reckoned would be fine http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/smile.gif


8th November 2000, 23:20

The way YOUR cars been running, you could use the surge tank as the MAIN tank !!!!! 40 seconds..........that'll be the longest it's run in months http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/biggrin.gif


10th November 2000, 01:13

Saucer of milk, table 2! http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/wink.gif http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/smile.gif


BTW: I would look at the powerstation surge tank system when considering such a purchase... the prototype installation looks very good... ask the guys about it a donno. http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/smile.gif http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/smile.gif

10th November 2000, 09:37

Prototypes, are just that, and I'm sure PS will want to do some testing before they start offering the product for sale. Donno should be good for that http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/biggrin.gif.

Out of interest, has this system come about due to the recent demise of a car, alledgedly due to lack of fuel ?.


10th November 2000, 14:19
Hence the need to make sure the tank does not go below 1/3 full when doing a track day..

I've experienced fuel starvation, tight right hand hairpin at Anglesey and it ain't pretty..

No damage done. But it's sure embarrassing having a Saab pass you while the car recovers.

11th November 2000, 01:21

Used to get fuel surge on the road http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/eek.gif, but after fitting a fuel surge tank, I was able to go round Donno......with my fuel warning light on http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/biggrin.gif.

Seems like the idea is catching on http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/cool.gif