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In these cars, during long sharp turns, the fuel delivery system will starve due to the shifting of gas in the tank. According to Bimmerworld, they have seen this in E36's with as much as 5/8th's of a tank of fuel. Mine did it at 3/8th's tank through turn 1 and 2 at VIR. I started the install last night and had to stop untill I can pick up a bilge to pump out some of the gas in the tank. It's a must if you track.

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Why didn't you go for a full weld cage?
I am not racing (yet), and not ready to deal with the hassle of climbing through a cage to get in and out of the car. The safety benefits are obvious, and it is entirely possible I will move in that direction, but am not there yet.

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I am not racing (yet), and not ready to deal with the hassle of climbing through a cage to get in and out of the car. The safety benefits are obvious, and it is entirely possible I will move in that direction, but am not there yet.
Im thinking exacly the same. I want the protection, but not the hazzle. Its trouble enough to get out of the car with the racing seats when its parked in a tight spot.

Im not sure these guys will send to Europe, so I will have to find something similar over here.
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In these cars, during long sharp turns, the fuel delivery system will starve due to the shifting of gas in the tank. According to Bimmerworld, they have seen this in E36's with as much as 5/8th's of a tank of fuel. Mine did it at 3/8th's tank through turn 1 and 2 at VIR. I started the install last night and had to stop untill I can pick up a bilge to pump out some of the gas in the tank. It's a must if you track.

No issues so far with mine... After 60 Nürburgring laps.
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No issues so far with mine... After 60 Nürburgring laps.
Maybe you have been above 1/4 tank? Nothing's 100%, you car just may not have the issue.

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When I see my tank is at 1/4, I fill up. I'm not constantly watching the fuel level, so I have been driving with less than 1/4, but never with the light on...
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My car starved at SPA this summer. The tank was around 1/4 and I was in a fast and long right hander. It went limp for a fiew seconds.
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Not to get off-topic, I was just trying to get any tips form experirence installing hte new pumps.

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