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Mechanical Failures: Is fuel leak one of them?

Discussion in 'Automobilista 2 - General Discussion' started by SlowAssDave, Sep 5, 2022.

  1. SlowAssDave

    SlowAssDave Member

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    I just had a race with the Group A BMW. After fuel calculations, I needed ~37L of fuel for a race. I put in 42L as I don't like being the guy who died on the penultimate lap.

    Aaaaanyway, fast forward to lap 3 of the race, crew chief tells me I need to come in for fuel before race end I look down at my fuel gauge, seeing I am already down to 14L with. I continue on expecting to be down to 4L by lap 4, but no, it hangs at 12.5. Next lap is 10.2.

    The question lies in the title, are fuel leaks a mech fail?
     
  2. azaris

    azaris Well-Known Member

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    You may have just added fuel in quali, didn't save the setup and it reset back to the qualifying fuel for the race.
     
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  3. oez

    oez Mayor of Long Beach Staff Member Reiza Backer

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    No(t yet) :whistle:
     
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    alink Well-Known Member

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    Great idea:)
    I think oil leak is already a part of mech fail, isn't it?
    Or an air leak, the engine is getting false air and therefore a loss of power....misfires, damaged generator, damaged fuel pump,.... I can write books what I experienced with my MB190e (W201). But everything was repairable, except the hole(s) in the cunstruction of the car --- bad rust, killed the car with just 28 years...
     
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    oez Mayor of Long Beach Staff Member Reiza Backer

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    Rust failure might be a bit too long term for most sim drivers. A 24 years of Spa race is difficult to fit in with other things in your life.
     
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  6. SlowAssDave

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    I run race fuel for Quali for this exact issue.
     
  7. alink

    alink Well-Known Member

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    Maybe a time progressive of x210240 can help, 24years in 1 hour;)
     
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