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      07-09-2012, 07:43 PM   #1
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Track Mileage

So, just starting doing the math on my track day mileage and am getting pretty shocked at the results, but with no reference points have no real idea what this means or what I should/need to keep up this pace. Have 36k on the dial with about 5k of that being track miles. Am replacing the subframe bushings and am thinking bigger radiator and DCT oil pan to keep this pace going. Am really new to all this and have little/no experience on tracked car longevity. What are some other mileage numbers and upgrades that were or should be done. Want this to be more of a preventative thread on what to do to keep us on track thrashing all these purpose built "sports cars". Discuss.....
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I'm thinking the M24 upgraded oil cooler might not be a bad idea...
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I have 5000+ miles on the track as well and I'm somewhat concerned about the "lifetime transmission oil" for the DCT. I looked into getting it changed and it appeared to be quite expensive. Anyone done this yet? Sorry to answer a question with a question.
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I changed the transmission and diff fluids at 52K on my 6MT.
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I don't have any personal experience since I've been out of the tracking game for a few years now. But I am in to hear some feedback from others as well.

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I have 5000+ miles on the track as well and I'm somewhat concerned about the "lifetime transmission oil" for the DCT. I looked into getting it changed and it appeared to be quite expensive. Anyone done this yet? Sorry to answer a question with a question.
Richard at M-World flushed his DCT fluid and had it analyzed by Blackstone.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=658396
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I'm thinking the M24 upgraded oil cooler might not be a bad idea...
Have that, and do plan on changing my DCT fluid this winter.
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I have about Track 4000 miles, and the only thing that I have done is change the oil/filter (regular skd), brake fluid, pads, tires and misc maintance during tech inspections. Nothing major, but I have been concerned about what I have not done due to ignoroance I feel like I am now walking on egg shells waiting for the other shoe to drop.
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I generally change my oil/filter every 7000KM or after every 3rd track event, which ever comes first.
I also change my tranny and diff fluid each spring when I do a full brake flush. No issues yet.
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I changed the transmission and diff fluids at 52K on my 6MT.
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Other cars you'd consider changing control arms and bushings, brake lines, wheel lugs, rebuild calipers including slider bushings.

Guys who run Rcomps should plan to replace all of the above more often than people on street tires.
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OEM fluids are good.
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I changed the transmission and diff fluids at 52K on my 6MT.
I'm at 51k miles and have an appointment to do this next week.
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