C55 AMG - Oil recommendations for Track usage?

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Are you interested in trying VR1 20w50? If you are trying to cut down on consumption, I would recommend maxlife in 10w40 or 20w50, or perhaps Mobil1 high mileage 10w40. I realize none of these oils meet MB spec, but you have already tried MB spec'd oils and they are getting burned off.
I've never been able to slow down consumption with a 10W40 compared to a 5W40, have you?
 
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That doesn’t sound likely. Oil temps are usually disconnected from engine temp. May I suggest you try one of those infrared temp guns and point it at your pan after a good run. I’m going to suggest it’s 110 C.
I am skeptical of 95-96c oil temperature. But, even 110c oil temperature at track is really good.
 

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Wasn't getting notified of recent responses, sorry!

Yes I was considering trying the VR1 20w50. Either that or Mobil 15w50, comes down to whatever is a better deal at the time of change, only plan on running either in the warmer months.
I am currently running the Valvoline euro 5w40, consumption is none so far albeit on a small sample size (600mi).
I am skeptical of my own oil temp reading, this was taken through a scan tool and like a I said it was a cold day with no hot lapping. I will try the temp gun next time I am out! Would be good to see what temp the manual gearbox gets to as well...
 
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Wasn't getting notified of recent responses, sorry!

Yes I was considering trying the VR1 20w50. Either that or Mobil 15w50, comes down to whatever is a better deal at the time of change, only plan on running either in the warmer months.
I am currently running the Valvoline euro 5w40, consumption is none so far albeit on a small sample size (600mi).
I am skeptical of my own oil temp reading, this was taken through a scan tool and like a I said it was a cold day with no hot lapping. I will try the temp gun next time I am out! Would be good to see what temp the manual gearbox gets to as well...
Can you read oil temp. through OBD?
 

anderzen

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the MB II scanner I have does show 'oil temp' in live data readings but looking back at the m113 over the years, it seems like only the 99-02' m113's even had an oil temp sensor... So maybe it is guesstimating off another sensor or there in fact is one...? Not quite sure now tbh.
 
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the MB II scanner I have does show 'oil temp' in live data readings but looking back at the m113 over the years, it seems like only the 99-02' m113's even had an oil temp sensor... So maybe it is guesstimating off another sensor or there in fact is one...? Not quite sure now tbh.
might be erroneously reporting coolant temp
 
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the MB II scanner I have does show 'oil temp' in live data readings but looking back at the m113 over the years, it seems like only the 99-02' m113's even had an oil temp sensor... So maybe it is guesstimating off another sensor or there in fact is one...? Not quite sure now tbh.
There must be an oil temperature sensor. Just bcs. you do not have a gauge, does not mean the sensor is not there.
 
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Just a quick reply......if I saw an AMG sedan being tracked hard id be drooling! Well done. And nice car! Im sure it makes some glorious sounds.

A friend up here has the C43....which is the baby brother to yours
 

anderzen

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Yea the jury is still out i guess on if there is or isn't an oil temp sensor, all the material i have found thus far suggest there is NOT...

Also correct, no oil pressure sensor or gauge is fitted but this one I plan to retro fit and could also add in temp sensor while at it. I will however use the temp gun once i get a chance to see how it's looking. Have a Dyno Tuning day set for the 14th which could provide some reading but probably not close to oil temps the track would produce...? First time doing a Dyno session. I'll share regardless...

Appreciate all of the responses and help everyone has offered with full gratitude! Thank you!
 

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Dyno Day went well but it was my first time and I was too focused on driving and working the software from my tuner, forgot to take a reading of oil temps...

Have another Track day May 2nd, have my digital temp gun ready to go in my auto bag.

Car put down 322hp/340tq (SAE) & 333hp/351tq (Uncorrected) to the wheels after tune btw for anyone curious! Cheers!
 
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