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Old 03-31-2002, 20:39   #1 (permalink)
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Question Low fuel--> engine snuffing out

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Just wondering if it is normal for a 220 XR8 to snuff out when there is just under a quarter of a tank left. What i'm trying to say is, if you floor it flat out when there is about 7 litres of fuel left, the engine cuts out at about 3000 to 4000 revs, ie as if it hits the rev limiter.

It was our first tank of fuel on the new XR8, and after we filled up it stopped doing it.


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I have the 200kw AUII XR8 and I have run my down to less than 10km to empty and never had anything like that.
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I have the 200kw AUII XR8 and I have run my down to less than 10km to empty and never had anything like that.
Yeah it seems strange. But after we filled it up, it stopped doing it.

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Re: Low fuel--> engine snuffing out

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Just wondering if it is normal for a 220 XR8 to snuff out when there is just under a quarter of a tank left. What i'm trying to say is, if you floor it flat out when there is about 7 litres of fuel left, the engine cuts out at about 3000 to 4000 revs, ie as if it hits the rev limiter.

It was our first tank of fuel on the new XR8, and after we filled up it stopped doing it.


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Dont thrash a new engine before its been run in, its really, really bad for it.
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Dont thrash a new engine before its been run in, its really, really bad for it.

Thanks for the advice mate. BTW, it is an AU2 we bought new, but it was a demonstrator with a little over 6000kms on it. so basically it is already run in.


Thanks anway.

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dont thrash a motor unless its run in.

V8 Supercar motors are warmed up after a rebuil, and then thrashed the hell out of them.

If you want to dyno a new engine, you warm it up, and then hammer it, thats how the real performance engines are built

its not bad for it at all
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WE have had a few AU 2 xrs with the same problem ,the problem is the fuel pump.
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WE have had a few AU 2 xrs with the same problem ,the problem is the fuel pump.
Thanks for that. But how come it doesn't do it now that the tank is full, is that the same problem you have noticed on those other Xr's?

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fuel pick up is sucking air take it back for warranty
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fuel pick up is sucking air take it back for warranty

Thanks for that!!

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