Advice, thoughts or concerns - Westfield SEIW

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Re: Advice, thoughts or concerns - Westfield SEIW

Postby SteveRST » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:48 pm

I've fitted swirl pots to both my Westies after experiencing fuel starvation on track days.
The Westfield fuel tanks don't seem to have any baffles in them. The tank on the BEC (2003 car) does have a lowered/recessed fuel well incorporated - which is where the output to the pump is located, but it's capacity is tiny and would/did run dry in no time.

Firstly I'd ask the seller if he ever sorted the issue or gave up trying. If he never sorted it, I'd think it'd be easy enough to remove the in tank pump and go the traditional LP > Swirl > HP route.
Ask the seller if the fuel tank still has the lower fuel supply outlet. Hopefully it's not been cut off and the hole welded up.

The other option... using the existing in tank HP pump as a lift pump to the swirl pot. Well it might work. But then your swirl pot fuel system would be pressurised too. Probably not ideal.

RE: light steering. Maybe it was running 36psi in the front tyres :lol:
Steering in my zetec car is much heavier than the BEC.
Nothing wrong with steering feeling light though. Loads of things will affect weight feel, especially the diameter of the steering wheel!
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Re: Advice, thoughts or concerns - Westfield SEIW

Postby Fury1630 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:18 pm

Meanwhile - back at the steering, ask what the tyre pressures are, normal is <20 (I run my 185/60/14 R888Rs at 17psi) some folk just run whatever the tyre fitter blew them up to - usually the mid thirties :shock: .
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Re: Advice, thoughts or concerns - Westfield SEIW

Postby Rexholme » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:33 pm

Good points.

W/r light steering, I had forgotten to check tyre pressures! #facepalm

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Re: Advice, thoughts or concerns - Westfield SEIW

Postby Rexholme » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:42 pm

Email just in - It’s was running 22psi

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Re: Advice, thoughts or concerns - Westfield SEIW

Postby leegav » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:48 am

22 is too high id say. especially if they warm up on a track day

i run max 16 on r888rs but usually 14 or 15
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Re: Advice, thoughts or concerns - Westfield SEIW

Postby Nash » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:06 pm

Rexholme wrote:Email just in - It’s was running 22psi


Mike, 22psi is too high and may well explain the light steering?

For normal road use circa 17psi is fine.
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Re: Advice, thoughts or concerns - Westfield SEIW

Postby Fury1630 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:05 pm

Nash wrote:
Rexholme wrote:Email just in - It’s was running 22psi


Mike, 22psi is too high and may well explain the light steering?

For normal road use circa 17psi is fine.


Yes, doesn't sound a huge difference but pump the tintop's tyres up to 130% of recommended & see how it handles.
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