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MikeDe
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« on: March 29, 2015, 05:51:05 PM »

Hello All,
     What a wonderful event today, thanks to all of you that sacrifice to put these on! General question here...after coming out of the rod knocking RSX type S and moving on to the FRS...as I was driving home I began to wonder how often I should change my oil if I am autocrossing regularly? I assume I should change it accelerated intervals...what do yall suggest? Also curious about brake fluid while I am asking? Boy it was freezing this morning but we had quite the turnout!

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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2015, 06:18:05 AM »

For my civic, (k20) I just follow the maintenance minder.

My last interval was 5,100 miles and 13 months. The MM was at 15%. I use Mobile 1 from WM.

If I remember correctly, I added about 1.5 quarts over that interval.

Brake fluid I change every 2-3 years, but I never track my car. This is again the recommended interval.
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2015, 07:53:56 AM »

Hey Mike,

Every 5k should be ok on our engine. I've been getting used oil analysis done since I got the car just to keep an eye on the wear rate of everything. You can see my 3rd UOA here - http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2060327#post2060327 , along with a bunch of others as well.
The lab suggested I could try 7500 next time, but I am rounding all maintenance down to keep everything at 5k intervals.

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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2015, 05:13:11 PM »

I get UOA done at Blackstone as well and I've probably spent a couple hundred over the years with different vehicles but well worth it. I have found how long each vehicle lasts with different oil types and can fine tune the interval.

Some things I've found-the VQ35 in the G35 lasts about 5k with M1 and 10k with redline, the LS1 goes around 7-8k with redline and slightly less with M1, and the 1FZ in the Toyota doesn't get enough miles, I just change it about once a year but it takes any cheap oil with a smile.
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2015, 06:36:34 PM »

Thanks guys for the tips! James after talking to you and seeing your response here....I definitely think the RSX had an underlying problem.  I went back and looked at my receipts, I didn't fully realize at the time but my K20 used a few times that amount in the 3 to 4 months I owned it.  Also thanks for turning me onto the oil analysis.  I had not even heard of this service.  I purchased the FRS used so an oil analysis at this point would be a valuable look into what is going on inside my engine.

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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2015, 08:51:08 AM »

Although I haven't been to the site in a while, "Bob is the oil guy" gives out some good unbiased information on oils, oil filters, etc. 
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