Definitely not the outcome we wanted for the #CSFevoX from the @globaltimeattack finals this weekend.
After fighting fuel pressure cut-off issues during our test day yesterday, we went to the parts store last night and came up with a temporary solution for today’s 1st day of competition - @ryan.der from @rywire_motorsport_electronics happened to be on sight this morning, and whipped something up for us to get more power to the fuel pumps.
Pro driver @michaelessa went out for his 1st couple of laps of the 1st session and a fuel line came loose from the fuel rail causing an engine bay fire. He was able to drive the car to the nearest corner station, jumped out, grabbed the fire extinguisher, and was able to put the fire out in under 15 seconds to save the CSF EvoX race car from totally going up in flames. If it wasn’t for Michael, I don’t think there would be a car left to take home. The epitome of quick thinking, a great driver, and a fantastic part of the team.
The fire was isolated to the engine bay. Wiring harness, some hoses, coil packs, and a few other bits will need to be replaced, but for an on-track fire, this is really the best outcome we could hope for and we’re greatful that our driver was unharmed and the car still has another life in it.
Thank you to the great team @motoiq, Brian Kono from After Hours Garage, @michaelessa, @5150_racing , and @eimerengineering for all the hard work this weekend and the months of effort in getting the car ready to race this weekend.
Also a huge shout out to @imsoovertheinternet of @rotiform for getting us 2 sets of new race wheels to give us the best chance of winning on our new @toyotires RS1 slicks (thanks @omgmiata / @iamstanchen) - sorry we couldn’t put them to better use as we were saving them until we were certain all of issues were fixed before going for our home run.
Yesterday we tested with the Porsche owners club, and the Evo was passing GT3 race cars. This car is 98% there to being an amazing time attack car, and we will be back stronger than ever.
Catch the car @players_shows open house at CSF’s headquarters next Sunday (24th) before the rebuild begins to get the car ready for next season 💪🏽
CSF Cooling is proud to announce the official public release of its Porsche 991 Turbo & Turbo S high performance intercoolers for both 991.1 & 991.2 models. Since the intercoolers made their official world debut at the 2017 SEMA show, a unique sales decision was made to only release these intercoolers (for a period of 1 year) to a select group of the world’s most highly regarded Porsche motorsport ECU tuners and vehicle builders. Over the past year, CSF’s Porsche 991 Turbo intercoolers have been race-tested, logged, and fully validated by some of the world’s best Porsche tuners. These intercoolers have been regarded as the “Go-To” option for the best performance and value available in the performance aftermarket.
CSF is proud to announce the release of its highly anticipated MQB cooling components. Finally, an aftermarket high-performance cooling solution now available to tackle the many overheating issues that have plagued this otherwise great track-worthy platform. The Ultimate MQB cooling system, exclusively by CSF, is designed to keep engine water, as well as both transmission and engine oil temperatures in check and at optimal levels, even under the most demanding race conditions. By utilizing CSF’s new suite of coolers in either a 1,2, or 3 piece configuration, it allows drivers the ability to unleash their car’s full potential for extended periods during racing conditions.
The E30 is a true icon of German engineering and performance. As the years pass by, the prices continue to climb it seems and more enthusiasts want to get their hands on one. To this day I still miss mine, wish I never got rid of it.
CSF’s pursuit of cooling perfection continues with improvements to The Ultimate BMW B58 High Performance Heat Exchanger. As of October 2019, CSF has released a new and improved “Version 2.0” of the BMW B58 Heat Exchanger. Improvements include the following Three (3) key updates:
Upgraded inlet/outlet design with new tapered entry and exit points from end tanks, resulting in optimized water flow and increased performance (matches OEM spec).*
After extensive wind-tunnel, dynamometer (rolling-road test), and field testing, CSF engineers have improved the core spec from Version 1’s 68mm 2-row core with 8mm fin height to Version 2’s Ultra-efficient 42mm 2-row core, with CSF’s B-tube technology, and 6.5mm multi-louvered fin height. *
Increase of 15% more cooling tubes used in the core vs. V1 design for better surface area contact and heat dissipation.
Results in optimized airflow through the heat exchanger core and into other cooling system components for maximum performance of the entire cooling system. (Especially critical if installed in an X-Drive model with transmission oil cooler placed in front of heat exchanger)
CSF V2 design: 2-row 42mm core vs. OEM design: 1-row 26mm core. ~62% increase in core fluid capacity
Now includes hardware mounting kit* for applications that have a factory transmission oil cooler mounted in front of the heat exchanger (X-Drive models) (OEM #17118625431).
Hardware mounting kit for applications that have transmission oil coolers (X-Drive models)
The BMW F-series B58 engine is found in a wide array of BMW vehicles (M140i, M240i, 340i, 440i). The motor is similar to the S55 engine found in the latest generation F8x M3/M4 (and new M2 competition) in that it has an indirect water-to-air charge cooling system with a supplemental front mount heat exchanger to cool the water that circulates through the charge cooler. However, unlike the S55 motor, the BMW B58 charge cooler is built into the plastic intake manifold housing. In the meantime of continued development of its high-performance manifold charge cooler, CSF has first released their new BMW B58 heat exchanger for BMW F-Series vehicles. CSF’s new high performance B58 heat exchanger drastically reduces water temperatures in the charge cooling cycle, which in turn reduces and stabilizes the intake air temperatures of the engine. With many unique features, included accessories, and of course, industry-leading performance, it’s without a doubt the best option on the market for every consumer whether it be for a daily driver or a high-performance race car.
The Racing & High Performance Division of CSF Inc. strives to build and engineer the most advanced, efficient, and reliable cooling systems in the world. CSF manufacturers a wide variety of sophisticated cooling systems with more than 117 different applications ranging from high performance all-aluminum direct-fit replacement radiators, to complete custom applications for race cars, power sports, off-road, marine, and industrial uses.
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