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24 Jun 2014

Diesel Trucks

Author: kthomas | Filed under: News

Diesel trucks racing at Alaska Raceway Park will be required to have an overflow can with a fuel by-pass.

6 Responses to “Diesel Trucks”

  1. Alaska Raceway Park: “The fuel bypass is the return line to tank from the injection pump. Where we need a catch can is on the crankcase overflow vent tube. This can be as simple as a plastic pop bottle zip tied over the discharge end of the tube.”

  2. Kevin Hansen says:
  3. If by crankcase overflow vent tube, you mean the crankcase vent, what if that vents into the intake pre-turbo (as on a stock 7.3L Powerstroke)? Is a catch can needed in that case? If the crankcase “overflows”, there’s going to be more problems than a little oil dribbling out the tube.

  4. Mike Schmidt says:
  5. Exactly. I can’t see how a fuel bypass will change any possible leak problems. Blow-by coming out of the breather tube is

  6. There is a good thread about this on the ARP Facebook page that talks about this. http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.competitiondiesel.com%2Fforums%2Fshowthread.php%3Ft%3D171762&h=GAQG-v1HV

  7. Here is the facebook post https://www.facebook.com/AlaskaRacewayPark/posts/664854923594165?comment_id=665718476841143&offset=0&total_comments=36

  8. Sorry for the confusion. The first link, if it works for you, is a link to a discussion thread I started on a forum that caters specifically to diesel racers, about the various issues I and others have had getting through tech. I hope it can help people show up prepared. I only started racing last year, coming from a purely off-road background, passing tech has been a very steep learning curve.

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