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Old 06-30-2004, 20:42   #1 (permalink)
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No doubt some of you are aware of an early problem series 3 T series cars experienced with a complete loss of power under full throttle when fuel levels got low (in extreme cases it did it no matter what- like mine did).

The fix was something to do with turning the swirl pot around in the fuel tank, so fuel rushed to it rather than away from it under accelaration. This fix worked but Ford would not recognise this as a fix- this was discovered at Dealer level- and it worked- but Ford would not advise anyone of this as trhe factory reccommended fix.

The official fix is in. It is a higher flow fuel pump, still retains the same pressure and works a treat.

The funny thing is though, this makes the car much more driveable at lower speed and reduces the leaning out at higher revs, due to a more consistent fuel supply when the engine really needs it.

I highly reccommend to all T3 owners that they report the problem and receive this as a fix. If any of your cars are going to have any engine work etc carried out- most tuners will tell you that the car is at it's limit with the factory fuel supply (apparently Ford have milked the most pressure out of th standard fuel pump to limit the engines capability to go much beyond the stock "250kW")

With this new fix, I think we may find ourselves capable of doing that little bit better........ Mine is a much better car now than it has ever been. Well I reckon it is.
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Very interesting, I had that problem when mine was new, and im sure thats what the dealer did."fitted a new pump" But that was 18 months ago, still no problems fingers crossed.............
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yes, early on they did replace the fuel pump- with the same type. some didn't even give a problem at all so it was all kind pot luck. The swirl pot thingo fixed it good....

the new pump is a much higher flow, although i am told the pressure is the same.......

but hey, with a 13.5 1/4 you wouldn't be NEEDING much more power would you......

this is the first one they have fitted in WA of the new type, they put my swirl pot back to standard to see if this is the fix- no question in how much better the car is to drive though- performance is noticably better
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T3's dont have any problems do they???
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T3's dont have any problems do they???
not when it comes to nailing GT's at pretty much everything....... lol

sorry to jump in with that one before you steve........
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XLR8, do you still have the XG for sale - had one of those and it was the best car I ever had- could you pm me the details if you still do- am interested in buying if it's a nice one......
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XLR8, do you still have the XG for sale - had one of those and it was the best car I ever had
what? your excluding the T3 right?
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No doubt some of you are aware of an early problem series 3 T series cars experienced with a complete loss of power under full throttle when fuel levels got low (in extreme cases it did it no matter what- like mine did).

The fix was something to do with turning the swirl pot around in the fuel tank, so fuel rushed to it rather than away from it under accelaration. This fix worked but Ford would not recognise this as a fix- this was discovered at Dealer level- and it worked- but Ford would not advise anyone of this as trhe factory reccommended fix.

The official fix is in. It is a higher flow fuel pump, still retains the same pressure and works a treat.

The funny thing is though, this makes the car much more driveable at lower speed and reduces the leaning out at higher revs, due to a more consistent fuel supply when the engine really needs it.

I highly reccommend to all T3 owners that they report the problem and receive this as a fix. If any of your cars are going to have any engine work etc carried out- most tuners will tell you that the car is at it's limit with the factory fuel supply (apparently Ford have milked the most pressure out of th standard fuel pump to limit the engines capability to go much beyond the stock "250kW")

With this new fix, I think we may find ourselves capable of doing that little bit better........ Mine is a much better car now than it has ever been. Well I reckon it is.
By moving the swirl pot would that then give the same result when the car is turning a hard corner.I remember a friend of mine actually having this problem with his T3 i'll make sure he is aware of it.
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Was posted about 2 months ago and rubbished by the so called knowledgeable despite being perfectly correct.

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what? your excluding the T3 right?
no, I actually OWNED the XG Xr6.

The T3 is the greatese car i'll never own..... lol
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