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Old 02-29-2004, 12:46 PM   #1
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Maintenance Schedules for Track/AutoX cars

I'm trying to get a feel for how often I need to change the oil/replace brake fluid with my schedule of one driving school and one-two autocrosses a month.

What kind of regular maintenance schedule do you track/autoX guys do?

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Old 02-29-2004, 05:45 PM   #2
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very good question, i wanna know too
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Old 02-29-2004, 10:43 PM   #3
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I'm trying to get a feel for how often I need to change the oil/replace brake fluid with my schedule of one driving school and one-two autocrosses a month.

What kind of regular maintenance schedule do you track/autoX guys do?

I like to change my oil and flush the brakes before every event. Gear oil and tranny fluid gets changed every year. I like to do my pre-track maintenance one to two weeks before the event so I have time to fix potential problems. The track pads go in a day or two before the event and come out when I get home.

Most clubs require brake fluid to be 6 months old at most. Keep in mind that your car spent the first 8 weeks of its life in parking lots and on boats so if you have had your car for 4 months or more, it will need fresh fluid before going to the track.



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I like to change my oil and flush the brakes before every event. Gear oil and tranny fluid gets changed every year. I like to do my pre-track maintenance one to two weeks before the event so I have time to fix potential problems. The track pads go in a day or two before the event and come out when I get home.

Most clubs require brake fluid to be 6 months old at most. Keep in mind that your car spent the first 8 weeks of its life in parking lots and on boats so if you have had your car for 4 months or more, it will need fresh fluid before going to the track.



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This may turn into swaybarbushingoilchangebrakefluidtrannyfluidUUCSSKEVO3fest
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ooooooooooohhhhhhhhh... I need to try one of those!
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I do 2 track weekends a month and I do an oil change, break fluid bleed and flush, tranny fluid change, diff fluid change and inspect the car for any failing parts the day after the event. better safe then sorry.
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Do about 4 ~ 6 track events a year. About 150 track miles per event. Oil change for every event. 2~3 brake fluid flushes a year. 1 ATF fluid change a year.

Also you might want to check for unusual tire wear. If you can, do an alignment once a year.
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