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#1 Patriot

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:12

An interestin question popped up in other thrread, so in order not to steer the discussion, I am asking here. We know than up untill 1994 they refueled with a simple can

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#2 Victor_RO

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:14

Maximum fuel flow is restricted now to something pathetic, like 2-3 liters per second, so possibly via low-capacity plug-in hoses.

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:15

By fuel can and gravity surely? I guess a hand pump is used to remove fuel for scrutineering if required.

I guess they have to remove the engine cover to fill the fuel tank?

Edited by V8 Fireworks, 02 February 2010 - 11:17.


#4 feynman

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:16

>>> 29.2 : No car may be refuelled, nor may fuel be removed from a car, at a rate greater than 0.8 litres/second.

#5 Patriot

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:16

Maximum fuel flow is restricted now to something pathetic, like 2-3 liters per second, so possibly via low-capacity plug-in hoses.


yes, but they do not need more flow, I mean they can easily refuel the car half an hour if they want, no big deal, nothing is lost

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:21

>>> 29.2 : No car may be refuelled, nor may fuel be removed from a car, at a rate greater than 0.8 litres/second.


Thanks for the correction. :)

#7 Ruf

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:22

Safety. Beides they already have that equipment.

#8 Patriot

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:24

Safety. Beides they already have that equipment.


ok they have refurlling rig, but where do they plug it???

besides refuelling rigs are heavy and unpractical for transportation

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:26

ok they have refurlling rig, but where do they plug it???

besides refuelling rigs are heavy and unpractical for transportation

That thing looks like a tank cap? http://www.autosport....php/id/1324369



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Posted 02 February 2010 - 15:44

That thing looks like a tank cap? http://www.autosport....php/id/1324369


Very Likely. And probably underneath that piece of bodywork is where they will just connect fuel lines to feed or remove fuel from the tank. None of the dry break valve coupling equipment used in refuelling pit stops