- May 27, 2002
- Guelph, Ontario
I've always been curious if running my engine one quart low on oil when I go dragracing would make more power? Have any of you guys that have built race motors in the past experimented with this? I thought this might provide gains similar to a windage tray, where the lesser amount of oil prevented a drag on the crank, freeing up some power? I might just try it out one of these days when I do an oil change right before a drag event. I'll put in one quart less oil than usual, make three runs to establish a baseline and then top it up with that quart and make three more runs. My car is consistent enough that I would be able to see any changes in power quite easily. Does this sound like an idea, or am I being foolish? I'd never run it a quart low for too long.