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RUFF
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted April 25, 2004 12:38 PM  
HOW OFTEN DO YOU CHANGE THE OIL IN YOUR RACE ENGINE?

tech355
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted April 25, 2004 01:08 PM  
I run 2 nites and change oil and filter.

supwitchew
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 122
posted April 25, 2004 04:12 PM  
2-3 nights on Valvoline 20/50. My friend goes 8 nights on his using synthetic.

Raz_900
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 635
posted April 25, 2004 04:14 PM  
Valvoline 20w50 VR1 4 weeks with Wix Racing or Purolator filters.
Amsoil, ran it from May-Sept last year with 3 filter changes (Amsoil & Wix Racing) and topoffs. Motor looked perfect (except for cracked block) at the end of the season. All the parts will be reused in my backup motor.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted April 25, 2004 06:01 PM  
i change mine every 100 laps or so... and i run only karlinator filers and kendall oil.

but i make sure to clean and re-oil my valve cover breathers before every race

redneck racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 860
posted April 25, 2004 07:23 PM  
I change mine after every night of racing and run 50wt Valvoline but am going to try a 10w30 synthetic blend. Eddie

Darkside1
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted April 25, 2004 10:49 PM  
I run wix filters and Kendall oil, usually change every 2 races. I was running 20/50 most of the year last year but started playing with the nitro 70 that Kendall offers. Wanted to see what kind of oil temp difference I would get. I think it was enough to warrant using it again this year.

whiskey4749
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted April 26, 2004 07:46 AM  
quote:
Originally posted by RUFF:
HOW OFTEN DO YOU CHANGE THE OIL IN YOUR RACE ENGINE?

I Change mine after two weekends, 22w-50 napa oil, have used napa oil for 6 years with no problems, also 1- quart of lucas every oil change.

24s52
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 122
posted April 30, 2004 08:14 AM  
Get this - for my cruiser car ($300 claim) I changed the oil twice all last year. For my Enduro car I change it every race using synthetic. What a difference a class change makes!!

Drogo99
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted April 30, 2004 10:07 AM  
Last year on my cruiser we never changed the oil.......Gave the engine to a buddy to run this year and he oulled the pan and said it looked new inside.....so on cruisers every 3000-5000 miles....lol

This year factory stock, I change motors more than I change oil.....3 races now on my 3rd motor. I'll change the oil regularly on this one if it holds up. I use napa gold (made by wix) filters and just started using Kendall 20W-50.

bigcityracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 431
posted April 30, 2004 05:58 PM  
WHAT!!!
Your suppost to change the oil. I run the whole season then change 20w50 pensoil. Never blown a motor yet.

RaceCitySynthetics.com
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted October 06, 2004 03:13 PM  
Bigcity, the Key word is "Yet".

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jay116
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 428
posted October 06, 2004 05:29 PM  
3-4 nights,fram filter,castrol gt 2050.i get it for free,no problems.was a true blue vavoline man .but got on a deal with a local oil company.they also supply the gear lube ,ect.you would be amazed at how much money this saves!best sponsor i have.

nice_guy_wi
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted October 13, 2004 07:26 PM  
Using Valvoline 20/50 and a filter I won't mention for the pointing and laughing, we change every 6-8 nights. Which for us is 120-160 racing laps(hot laps heat race and features). Make sure you change it if you get the engine hot. And keep an eye on the oil pressure gauge, it will tell you if it is starting to break down early for some reason.

redneck racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 860
posted October 13, 2004 07:49 PM  
As like te33 the auto parts store I manage pays for my oil and filter changes this is a big savings in the long run. Eddie

Okie11m
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 287
posted October 13, 2004 08:47 PM  
2 nights filter, 6 nights oil. Mobil1 15-50 wix filter.

FlyNLoIMCA17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 753
posted October 14, 2004 07:18 PM  
I run 20w50 Valvoline VR-1 oil and a K&N filter. I did run wix filters but I moved and my local parts store only carries K&N for performance applications. I change the oil and filter every 2 races.

cobb
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 131
posted October 15, 2004 04:20 PM  
yall ever try lucas 20-50 racing oil? we sell it at oreillys. i work there so i get it pretty cheap

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