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  1. #1141
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    If one pump stops working then it will pop bang and not accelerate so I will know something is wrong, also have an afr gauge to keep an eye on what's happening.

    Monkey you can come and rewire my caddy for me when I've stopped making changes

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    My humble opinion as always, no such thing as overkill when it comes to fuel on hi- performance.

    Petrol is cheaper than engines

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    oh no I agree with you there.

    Another cheap idea is to use those glasses made out a drinks straw, you know the ones? the drink goes round the frame,

    Connect the pumps to a pair of those, and you can visualise the fuel flow as you drive, if one eye stops moving, you got a problem

    Nice right?

    I've just come back from vacation so I got a load of cool ideas floating around my head that I wanna get off the ground.

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    If your going as far as lights to show when the pumps ar on them you may aswell just have a fuel pressure gauge in the cab, then it shows the pumps are working and are at full pressure.

    I've now got a fuel pressure gauge under the bonnet and it runs at about 11 bar into the rail on tickover!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skip0pot2mus View Post
    oh no I agree with you there.

    Another cheap idea is to use those glasses made out a drinks straw, you know the ones? the drink goes round the frame,

    Connect the pumps to a pair of those, and you can visualise the fuel flow as you drive, if one eye stops moving, you got a problem

    Nice right?

    I've just come back from vacation so I got a load of cool ideas floating around my head that I wanna get off the ground.
    Lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by slim View Post
    If your going as far as lights to show when the pumps ar on them you may aswell just have a fuel pressure gauge in the cab, then it shows the pumps are working and are at full pressure.

    I've now got a fuel pressure gauge under the bonnet and it runs at about 11 bar into the rail on tickover!
    that's insane, what Bar boost are you running? i presume your FPR is a 1:1 rising rate thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slim View Post
    If your going as far as lights to show when the pumps ar on them you may aswell just have a fuel pressure gauge in the cab, then it shows the pumps are working and are at full pressure.
    I Agree!


    Quote Originally Posted by slim View Post
    I've now got a fuel pressure gauge under the bonnet and it runs at about 11 bar into the rail on tickover!
    My thoughts went like this. If one pump is capable of supporting 600HP, you won't intrinsically know if the a pump has failed until you're asking for more than 600HP to be produced and at those operating conditions a lack of fuel would be catastrophic.

    It might all be overkill but the LED thing is so easy to do it seems mad not to do it to me. Then again I'm used to creating IT systems with 99.999% availability, which is something stupid like 5.26 minutes of downtime a year!
    Alan says: Selling the $hit in the garage pays for new toys

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    Quote Originally Posted by DubMonkey View Post
    I Agree!




    My thoughts went like this. If one pump is capable of supporting 600HP, you won't intrinsically know if the a pump has failed until you're asking for more than 600HP to be produced and at those operating conditions a lack of fuel would be catastrophic.

    It might all be overkill but the LED thing is so easy to do it seems mad not to do it to me. Then again I'm used to creating IT systems with 99.999% availability, which is something stupid like 5.26 minutes of downtime a year!
    I actually think the led is a very good idea, and will be adopting this idea in mine. Last thing I want is fuel supply failing....especially mid nitrous shot.

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