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How much fuel does a TAG/Rotax kart carry usually?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:22 pm    Post subject: How much fuel does a TAG/Rotax kart carry usually? Reply with quote

trying to figure total weight to see what class I might fall into. TY cb
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should figure around 8 pounds of fuel. Most karts have 8.5 liter tanks which is approximately 2 gallons. If you are trying to figure out the min fuel you will need to race a sprint race, I would say at least a half a gallon to make sure you do not have fuel starvation.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THANK YOU! cb
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wehrheim wrote:
You should figure around 8 pounds of fuel. Most karts have 8.5 liter tanks which is approximately 2 gallons. If you are trying to figure out the min fuel you will need to race a sprint race, I would say at least a half a gallon to make sure you do not have fuel starvation.


John is close, fuel weights 7 lbs per gallon, so an 8.5 ltr tank should weight around 14 lbs. Typically, as John said, you should use 1/2 gallon or less, so about four pounds will be lost during a race. And repeating John's point, don't run low on fuel.

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