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By bluntcap
#3747385
So, 1st track day this coming Monday.

How much extra fuel should I bring with me? One or two 5 gallon gerry cans?

Assuming my car will burn through a fair share being 300bhp.
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By bluntcap
#3747388
Cheers

It's a local track to me in Northern Ireland, Kirkistown is its name.

Looking forward to it, but I've never done it before and this car is my daily driver :???: :lol:

It's been booked privately, so just 6 of us going at the moment, the max we can have is 8.

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By bluntcap
#3747406
I'd agree with that. It'll get used at some point so it won't be wasted.

Enjoy :salut:

Cheers Sedge, yea I had thought that as well, it'll be used up, just didn't wanna get on to keen :lol:

I usually get through 2 tanks with mine which is standard power and management, so I guess more than that.
Although on my first one I think I only used just over a tank


Good to know bud thanks [smilie=karls_thumb.gif]
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By bluntcap
#3747413
Carlos used to take about 4 jerry cans for his jrsc. Lol. It got through it.

I bet he was going flat out though, I'm not going try and brake any records :lol: , I'd say a 97% full tank and two 5 gallon gerry cans should be good......if not a petrol station is about 20 minutes or so from the track. [smilie=karls_thumb.gif]
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By bluntcap
#3747419
Are there no petrol stations nearby?

Not close no, the track is a bit "middle of no where". Just wanted to have an idea if the gerry cans where just to much or pretty accurate. Would rather not leave the track unless I really needed to, through no other reason other than convenience. So If burnt through a tank pretty quick I'd be back and forward to the petrol station all day.

JRSC fuel starv around high G's corners so keep the tank over 1/4 to stop this

Even with me running road tyres? That that was just semi/slicks?
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And to check your tyre pressure every 15 minute session - you will need to let air out over the day and then once everything cools does use a compressor to put it back In before going home
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By SeanEP3
#3747507
I emptied my tank in around 80 miles at Bedford. you can easily get through two tanks no prob.


Fire_2 wrote:

JRSC fuel starv around high G's corners so keep the tank over 1/4 to stop this

Even with me running road tyres? That that was just semi/slicks?


think your talking about oil on the semi slicks, but yeah, with low petrol, and high g corners, it can starve, causing it too cough and splutter a bit. even with road tyres.


enjoy it, you will absolutely love it!
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By bluntcap
#3747609
And to check your tyre pressure every 15 minute session - you will need to let air out over the day and then once everything cools does use a compressor to put it back In before going home

[smilie=karls_thumb.gif]


I emptied my tank in around 80 miles at Bedford. you can easily get through two tanks no prob.


Fire_2 wrote:

JRSC fuel starv around high G's corners so keep the tank over 1/4 to stop this

Even with me running road tyres? That that was just semi/slicks?


think your talking about oil on the semi slicks, but yeah, with low petrol, and high g corners, it can starve, causing it too cough and splutter a bit. even with road tyres.


enjoy it, you will absolutely love it!


Looking forward to it for sure, especially with there only being 6 cars going, all of which are valuable. So it means there will be no unnecessary driving techniques.
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By kipps
#3747746
I always go through a full tank (brimmed for the drive there in the morning) and 2 x 20 ltr Jerry cans. I just about make it home each time on fumes from the last can :lol: (Based on me driving Preston to Oulton and back at approx 45 miles each way)

Mine's not boosted though - I'd probably use alot more if it was :shock: :lol:
#3747806
I always go through a full tank (brimmed for the drive there in the morning) and 2 x 20 ltr Jerry cans. I just about make it home each time on fumes from the last can :lol: (Based on me driving Preston to Oulton and back at approx 45 miles each way)

Mine's not boosted though - I'd probably use alot more if it was :shock: :lol:


Only cos you poor it down the side of the car when filling back up dude...
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By kipps
#3747833
Im pretty sure that was your fault, you were tasked with the job of holding the funnel, I was pouring ... you failed to locate the funnel correctly into my tank and still owe me £10 for the lost petrol !!!! :lol:

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