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    UOA Corvette LS7 Redline 5w-30 Track Usage

    Hi BITOG members in for my annual UOA. Car is a 2008 Corvette Z06. Saw street miles and 6 track days and 5 autocross events. OLM read 42%. Oil was in the 250s for most of the events, but 2 of the days it got around 265F. I checked the oil pressures at 265F and they were right at the low limit...
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    LL-01 0w-30 recommendation

    Hi All, Coming up on an oil change in my BMW 335i F30. Currently running Castrol 5w-40 A3/B4 and would like something thinner for winter cold starts and improving engine efficiency. It looks like this engine (N55) can use BMW's LL-01FE spec oils which is a 0w-30. What other oils are available...
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    Higher mileage BMW ZF 8spd fluid recommendation

    Hi all - I bought a 2012 BMW 335i RWD with the ZF 8spd automatic as a family car. I am fairly well versed in BMWs and their maintenance, but this is my first automatic. The car has 94,000 miles on it and to my knowledge, has not had the trans fluid or filter changed. I've seen a couple kits on...
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    UOA Corvette Z06 LS7

    The first oil change is after fixing the heads. New valve guides on intake and exhaust side, and new exhaust valves. I did another oil change in 2018 (not logged) and again in 2019. There is a couple autocross events and drag race events. The car had a cold air intake and mufflers, not heavily...
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    Oil Recommendation for LS7 Z06 Street & Track Usage

    Hey Guys, I am selling my S2000 with has been primarily my track toy and transitioning over to using my C6 Z06 as a track car. The Z06 has 55k miles on it, 2008 vintage and the famed LS7 motor. The car is going to be prepped for A-Street in autocross. Basically modifications will include Corsa...
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    Oil Rec for Street Driven & Track Usage

    Hey all. I drive my AP1 Honda S2000 about 2-3k miles per year on the street. I am competitive in autocross (~10 events) and run a 3-4 track days a year in the car. On track days I typuically see the oil temperatures around 260F, sometimes above 280F. Currently I am running 4qt Mobil 1 0w-40 and...
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    UOA 08 Corvette Z06 LS7 - After upgrading heads

    Hello All! I recently upgrade the heads on my C6Z to get rid of the valve guide problem that plagues these cars on the OEM heads. I removed my OEM heads, sent them to American Heritage Performance in Cali. They cleaned them, put in new hardened powdered metal valve guides, new steel exhaust...
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    Corvette Fluid Change Recommendations

    Hello BITOG community! I recently picked up a 2008 Corvette Z06 with 47k miles on it! Reading through the owner manual, there is no recommended service intervals for the following items: Brake fluid Clutch fluid Differential fluid Transmission fluid Power Steering fluid I plan on driving it...
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    Redline oil change, annual with track days?

    Hi all, Who would be comfortable changing their oil once a year with Redline? Car is a 2000 Hondas S2000 at 133k miles, with some bolt on modifications. Sees about 4 track days and 10+ auto crosses each year. Gets driven on the street aggressively. Would like to simplify my maintenance and just...
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    Super Short Commute OCI?

    Hello BITOG community, My current one-way commute to work is about 20 miles, nearly all highway. Nice road to get the car fully warmed up. I am looking to buy a house where I have a 1.8 mile commute to work! Great savings on fuel, tires, ect. During the spring, summer, and fall, I plan to...
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    S2000 Recommendations

    Hello BITOG crew! Recently purchased a 2000 S2000 (AP1) with the F20C 2.0L 8,800 RPM engine in it. Car has 129K on it and will be used as a track toy and street go-cart. Will not see cold weather usage. The car is specced for a conventional 10w-30 from Honda. Previous owner ran Amsoil 10w-40...
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    ACEA Rated Energy Conserving Oils

    Tooling around last night.... It seems that getting an A1/B1 rating on a 20 grade oil or an A5/B5 rating on a 30 grade oil is some what difficult! 0w-20 A1/B1 Castrol Edge Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5w-30 A5/B5 Castrol Edge Pennzoil Platinum Pennzoil Ultra Platinum These were the only "Walmart"...
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    Mixing Mobil 1 0w-40 & Castrol 0w-40

    Hello - I am a long time user of Mobil 1 0w-40 in my '08 BMW 335i and '10 Mercedes GLK. It is convenient that both cars use the same oil... until recently. Many are aware that the new M1 FS 0w-40 is not BMW LL-01 approved anymore. I have about 4 quarts left of the old M1 0w-40 formula (not...
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    2008 BMW 335i - N54 - 2049mi - Track Usage

    Hello all, below is a UOA of my BMW that saw 2 road course events and 1 autocross. First event was 3 25 minute sessions. Oil temps stabilized at 270F. The second event was 6 20 minute sessions, the first session i forgot to take my cowl and engine cover off so my oil temp hit 280F oops <img...
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    Conventional or Synthetic in my Daily?

    My Accord is a V6 6-speed with 227k on the clock. Been on synthetic oil it's whole life. Sadly I'm planning to get rid of it in two years, looking to get a newer daily. My commute to work and back is 20 miles each way, and I maybe take 2-4, 5 mile trips around town during the weekend. Given this...
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    MB GLK350 ATF - Redline D6?

    Hello all, I just purchased a new to me 2010 Mercedes GLK350 4MATIC with 47k miles. It is due for the 40k service which includes changing the transmission fluid and filter. I am considering using Redline D6. The Redline Application Guide recommends this since this GLK does NOT have the...
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    Mobil Oil Rankings

    So the new Mobil Oil website has an application guide that gives oil suggestions for your vehicle. It ranks them in order from most protection to least protection. Playing with the app, here is the order. Mobil 1 EP Mobil 1 AFE Mobil 1 HM Mobil 1 Mobil Super Syn Mobil Super HM Mobil Super Any...
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    Which air filter for my dual cone intakes!

    I would like an aftermarket intake for my BMW 335i. I would like to do a dual cone intake setup similar to this picture. <img src="http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv159/hind327/photo-3.jpg" class="post-image" alt="" /> Question is... what filter should i buy? I am looking for very...
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    Did a tune-up on my Civic today...

    Hey guys! It was nice and my Civic is creeping up on 200k miles here this year, so i figured ill give it a nice cleansing. Fram Air filter eBay Cabin Filter NGK Laser Platinum spark plugs Honda MTF for the manual trans Honda P/S fluid change Flushed the brakes and clutch fluid with Valvoline...
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    Pennzoil Platium PurePlus in-store pics.

    Found this bottle at my local Walmart. Manufactured Feb 3rd 2014 <img src="http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag135/randomhero438/penz1_zpsea2580f7.jpg" class="post-image" alt="" /> <img src="http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag135/randomhero438/penz2_zps08bbda61.jpg"...
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