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      12-23-2013, 11:50 AM   #1
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How Often Are You Guys Changing Your Oil

JUST WANT TO SEE HOW OFTEN YOU TRACK GUYS ARE CHANGING YOUR OIL... DO YOU DO A FILTER ONLY CHANGE AFTER EVERY TRACK DAY? HOW OFTEN DO YOU DO A FULL OIL CHANGE? THANK YOU IN ADVANCE
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May and October, irrespective of mileage. The car sees under 10k miles per year, and the seasonal changes are to swap between 10W60 and 0W40. Car sees around 6 track days in the summer.
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Every 5K...to coordinate the change of the S/C oil as well.

After every track event is probably overkill and would get really expensive.
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      12-23-2013, 02:13 PM   #4
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Every 5K...to coordinate the change of the S/C oil as well.

After every track event is probably overkill and would get really expensive.
i was changing after every hpde day with my e46 but after reading some threads wondered if it was overkill....so after how many hpde days would you do it???? thank you for your time
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May and October, irrespective of mileage. The car sees under 10k miles per year, and the seasonal changes are to swap between 10W60 and 0W40. Car sees around 6 track days in the summer.
ya my car sees under 6k miles a year but i track 1-2 times a month so wondered what interval is best?????
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while tracking often we change the oil after every other track day
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I get a an annual freebie. Never more than 5k miles on my oil when it's done. Hopefully Castrol 10w60 doesn't degrade over a years time.
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i assume you guys have multiple track days w/ in that 5k?
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i assume you guys have multiple track days w/ in that 5k?
My car has never been tracked and I doubt if it ever will be. Garage queen!
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i assume you guys have multiple track days w/ in that 5k?
Not me. Just street driving. I just don't believe in the extended mileage. Oil is cheap insurance.
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My car has never been tracked and I doubt if it ever will be. Garage queen!
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Not me. Just street driving. I just don't believe in the extended mileage. Oil is cheap insurance.
thank you fellas....i probably should have changed my op...im more looking at guys who track on a regular basis...but once again i thank you for taking the time...aleast i know what street only guys are doing
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thank you fellas....i probably should have changed my op...im more looking at guys who track on a regular basis...but once again i thank you for taking the time...aleast i know what street only guys are doing
Around twice a year (every 8-10 track days).
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I would go every 6-8 track days depending mileage, if I was driving cross country with 5 days on the last oil change I would probably change early, otherwise try to get close to 8..,but usually chicken out and go around 6. I worry more about days than mileage in the summer, every 5k in the winter.
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About every 6 track days. Do about 15-16 track days a year.
Also have S/C.

Therefore three changes a year ( 1 free one and 2 DIY's).

Average 12000 total miles a year.


Also always start engine up like 10 minutes prior to session so oil is at temp prior to going on track.
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I have been changing oil every 4 track weekends - but I may extend that to every 5 weekends based upon two Blackstone oil analyses which have been coming back consistently glowing.

I don't think one can use an "every X track days" metric effectively. Some cars were broken in better than others. Tracks are different - and cars are pushed at different levels. Environmental factors vary. Oils used vary.

The end goal is change oil at the right time. A Blackstone oil analysis will tell you what that cycle is for YOUR car - based on facts. Otherwise - we are just guessing based on popular belief.
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After 6 days or 5,000 miles, whichever one comes first.
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I have been changing oil every 4 track weekends - but I may extend that to every 5 weekends based upon two Blackstone oil analyses which have been coming back consistently glowing.

I don't think one can use an "every X track days" metric effectively. Some cars were broken in better than others. Tracks are different - and cars are pushed at different levels. Environmental factors vary. Oils used vary.

The end goal is change oil at the right time. A Blackstone oil analysis will tell you what that cycle is for YOUR car - based on facts. Otherwise - we are just guessing based on popular belief.
helps alot thank you...i plane on sending blackstone some oil next week
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