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05-26-2011 12:07 PM
norcalfocus01 The 00-01 fuel pumps were known to do this. I had the same problem with my 01. Mid 02 Ford changed the design on the basket and the way to connect to the tank to solve the issue. I put in a 02.5 tank/pump and have no more issues.

You have two options, find a 02.5 tank/pump and swap out your gas tank, or you can buy the 02.5 pump/basket and modifiey it to fit your tank. I believe that Steve at Toulsey ford can get you prices and info on doing the later.
05-26-2011 11:26 AM
GodLovesUgly i usually run with at least half tank. i've never experienced this issue on my sloppy stock suspension. i think it's a mechanical issue.
05-19-2011 06:28 PM
wrc_fan I've found if I hit less then a 1/3 of a tank I'll get starvation on sweeping right hand turns when I autox.
05-19-2011 03:33 PM
lexington523
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Originally Posted by Peregrine View Post
I don't even autocross and have experienced this on the way into work in the morning. Same like you said on hard right turns is the only time it happens to me, too.

I've never seen a cutaway of the Focus gastank, but I'm betting their isn't a baffle below the fuel pump to prevent this from happening.
It looks to me like the tank is fairly rectangular shaped. Also, the located the pump on the right hand side and not in the middle. Seems like a recipe for this problem.
05-19-2011 03:19 PM
Peregrine I don't even autocross and have experienced this on the way into work in the morning. Same like you said on hard right turns is the only time it happens to me, too.

I've never seen a cutaway of the Focus gastank, but I'm betting their isn't a baffle below the fuel pump to prevent this from happening.
05-19-2011 03:15 PM
Mother Focus Being a 2000 might want to check your fuel pump, it may save your engine also run with your tank full, weight in 4-5 gallons won't affect you much.
05-19-2011 02:09 PM
tukaniSVT Keeping the tank at full shouldn't hurt your time one bit. Its a good safety for just incase.

Happy running ... and don't forget to find a way to record your runs and post them in our AutoX video thread. Would look forward to seeing your runs.

-Ray-
05-19-2011 02:06 PM
lexington523
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I believe you want to do that once every so often not back to back.

Yeah the Ford Racing site SVT Package is the same as the stock set up. If you bought the Saleen package though ... that would be the Eibach Pro Kit.

Well ... the only other thing that comes to mind is your tune. My buddies Mazda Speed3 ... the stock tune is pretty restrictive during AutoX. When he takes a turn hard, it actually cuts off the turbo and turns on the TC then when he levels out ... turns back on the Turbo and lets him slide again.

-Ray-
my next planned purchase is a handheld and a dyno tune so i hope you are right about that. I suppose running with a full tank untill then is no big deal
05-19-2011 01:59 PM
tukaniSVT I believe you want to do that once every so often not back to back.

Yeah the Ford Racing site SVT Package is the same as the stock set up. If you bought the Saleen package though ... that would be the Eibach Pro Kit.

Well ... the only other thing that comes to mind is your tune. My buddies Mazda Speed3 ... the stock tune is pretty restrictive during AutoX. When he takes a turn hard, it actually cuts off the turbo and turns on the TC then when he levels out ... turns back on the Turbo and lets him slide again.

-Ray-
05-19-2011 01:57 PM
lexington523
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IMHO ... the SVT Shocks and Springs roll alot.

My SVT is under re-construction at the moment and I drove another members SVT on the Stock setup ... and my goodness every turn I was on 3 wheels. Lots of roll.

Okay ... what about checking your Injectors? Have you cleaned them lately? Be surprised how much better they run with a bit of cleaning.

-Ray-
I bought the SVT set up from the ford racing site. IDK if that is exactly the same at stock SVT or not, but it felt very stiff to me. It is drastically stiffer than stock SE focus. I did a bottle of STP injector cleaner in a full tank. someone else suggest that I do another one on a half tank but I wasn't sure if that was a good idea or not.
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