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 Post subject: Re: New to World Formula
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:58 pm 
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What is the fast lap for WF at Pat's acres on short track?

Today was our second practice at Pat's. I was mostly chasing my son around in the morning then was on my own afterward.
After about 40 laps of running strong, my engine just quit. I felt it under power a little bit then few seconds later it just went dead with no noise nothing go bang. Engine temp was 250-280 all day on 70 F ambient. Oil is Red Line had 3 hours on it since it was replaced.

It looked like oil had been leaking slowly from underside of the engine. I have not had a chance to trace it down yet, but I can't turn the crank, so its probably done.
Could it be the crankcase cover gasket or bolt got loosen due to vibration? I'll tear it apart as soon as I'm back in town but this isn't looking good...it was an expensive morning!

Rebuild or get a new one?


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Sorry to hear that. Getting a stuck piston from lack of oil is unfortunately something many of us have experienced. The leaking side cover can also be a common cause.

As for what to do next. Your motor can be salvaged. It was in need of a rebuild pretty bad from the sounds of it at the last race. Rebuilding it will still be cheaper than a new motor. Give CMC a call and they can get you all fixed up.

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So, I have a couple of few hours of practice runs at PARC by now and had improved and learned a ton during those times about driving techniques and kart setups but lately it seems like my time isn't improving. Tried different lines, different braking techniques, different chassis setups, and none would improve my lap time. The kart seemed to respond well, I wasn't sliding around like I used to and the engine was freely to rev (not binding) on the exit corner. I think I'm loosing time in turn 1 and 12 for sure since I always messed those 2 corners up big time.

It would be nice to be able to practice with someone who knows what they are doing as I think it is more of a driver problem than a kart problem.

Sold the Rocket chassis and get a used Top Kart chassis instead.


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