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07-02-2002, 10:49 AM
I raced the soon to be ITA car at autocross this weekend.... this was my first day of "testing/sorting" in preparation for driver's school.

Everything was great except that we experienced at bog or lean stumble after coming out of any hard left hand turn.... The car about 1/4 tank of gas and it was close to 100 degrees outside.

I am almost positive it was fuel starvation of some sort, but I just don't understand how and why.... anyone have any thoughts?

Here's a picture for the peanut gallery.


07-02-2002, 10:59 AM
I used to have a '86 CRX Si in ITA. It would starve for fuel in a sharp left hand turn, stumble, and recover. I found I had to start the race with at least 3/4 tank of fuel to avoid this.

Greg Gauper
07-02-2002, 11:53 AM
This was a common problem on 1st gen CRX/Civic Si's back in the showroom stock days. Had to run the tank at least 1/2 or 3/4 full or they would starve. The carb'd versions are much less sensative. I can (and do) run with low fuel level in my ITC Civic during qualifying to reduce my weight.

Chris Sawatsky
07-02-2002, 12:42 PM
I have to have at least half a tank in my 88 crx Si to avoid starvation on hard lefts when getting near the end of the race (10 lap, and especially 15 lap)

07-02-2002, 01:22 PM
Thanks for the info.

Unfortunatley the bogging was pretty bad and probably cost me 1.5 seconds per run.....

07-04-2002, 02:06 PM
Try runing with the gas cap on the first
catch. Not all the way closed. You did not here this from me however.The tech guys would not be amused.Drove your car today,what kind of clutch is in there? Are you doing the master switch or are we doing it?
See ya

07-06-2002, 06:57 PM
I'm doing the switch....

ACT heavy duty. Grabs pretty good http://Forums.ImprovedTouring.com/it/smile.gif

Dom Pirinchinci
07-07-2002, 09:55 PM
Running the gas cap "1-click-on" can make for a nice little fuel geyser if you've got a venting problem. Tech guys are even less amused when you douse them in flammable liquids.

I tried that once to attempt solving the above problem, and ended up with a car that bogged in left hand corners AND dumped fuel all over the place.