: Road course oil level



the blur
05-02-13, 04:29 AM
Do you guys run extra oil at track events?
1/2 qt
full qt ??

cruiser68
05-02-13, 11:36 AM
Do you guys run extra oil at track events?
1/2 qt
full qt ??

I do not. Never had an issue.

baabootoo
05-02-13, 12:57 PM
Me either. I just make sure it's at the top mark when sitting level.

wait4me
05-02-13, 01:25 PM
Yeah just leave it at the top mark, no need for extra oil, that would be potentially hard on the crank...

the blur
05-02-13, 10:33 PM
another dumb question. Do you run with the engine cover on ? I figure more heat would escape with it off, but I don't know if the paint on the hood could handle the heat ???

cruiser68
05-02-13, 11:03 PM
No covers for me.

baabootoo
05-03-13, 04:53 PM
The hood paint issue used to be an issue due to bad paint, NOT engine heat.

the blur
05-05-13, 09:01 PM
I ran 1/2 qt over, just because it made me feel better. Probably wasn't necessary with street tires. I burnt about 1/2 qt over the weekend, but I consider that normal under flogging the motor all weekend. 200 track miles.

Dr. Design
05-06-13, 06:33 PM
No extra oil and we run on the Cal Speedway banking at speed. Just make sure you constantly monitor the oil levels and dont run her low. Now fuel, that's a different story. We try not to run under 1/4 tank of it will start to have pick up issues under high load conditions. One of the cars we installed a custom fuel trap to keep the fuel supply happy.

Also we remove the engine covers for track events. Don't need to trap the extra heat.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac


Do you guys run extra oil at track events?
1/2 qt
full qt ??