Sunday, November 20, 2011

Track Day @ Harris Hill Road: Summary

So I don't know if it's the power or something else, but today was pretty much a disaster. Due to some sort of.. who knows what, Modern Automotive Performance didn't get my brake pads to me until Friday, which meant I had 1 day to bed them. I did the bedding procedure, but my first session out I had some pretty bad fade. I ended up cutting the session a little short to let the system cool after getting them pretty hot.

The second session I started strong and suddenly realized I was losing fuel while at WOT (Wide Open Throttle). My air/fuel was jumping up to 15 when it's supposed to be at 11, so I had to let off and come in. I wasn't sure what the deal was, but it was pretty annoying. Again, a session wasted.

On one guy's suggestion I swapped out my fuel relay (for the highbeam relay) and hit the track again in the third session. Things went well for about 4 laps. Car started to lean out again badly. Had to come in. LAME!

I started to think (after suggestion by a friend), that it was heat soak. After the third session I popped the hood and saw the filter was too hot to even touch. Hopefully this is the problem and not something with the fuel system. I don't think it's the injectors, but it could possibly be the fuel pump. We'll see I guess.

By the way, just got home, I'll start cutting a few videos tonight.