Fuel levels for autox

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Autocross' started by conevadr, May 30, 2014.

  1. conevadr

    conevadr New Member

    Just curious what others are doing...
    > minimum gas, minimum weight - any starvation issues?
    > full tank, better F/R weight balance and maybe keep the rear on the ground more?
    > half tank, compromise and more side to side weight transfer?

    Typically I run with around 1/4 to 1/8th, but haven't tried anything else. Thoughts?

    George M
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  3. k757

    k757 Active Member

    I'm usually at 1/8 or less. Only had the low fuel light come on once. Never had any starvation issues (thanks Ford for good design)

    additional note, I reset the avg economy computer: 5.8 mpg YEA!
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  4. Cligedy

    Cligedy Active Member

    At the match tour, my gas light came on during my first run. Between my co-driver and me, there were 8 runs total, and fuel starvation wasn't a problem. Weight balance is good, but weight loss is better. A gallon of gas weighs ~6lbs, so a half tank is ~40 lbs of sloshing ballast.
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