Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Perth, Western Australia
T3 Owners- this may interest you
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.