Fluid Maintenance...Track Testimonials Please - S2KI Honda S2000 Forums

Go Back  S2KI Honda S2000 Forums > Special Interest > S2000 Racing and Competition
Reload this Page >

Fluid Maintenance...Track Testimonials Please

Notices
S2000 Racing and Competition The S2000 on the track and Solo circuit. Some of the fastest S2000 drivers in the world call this forum home.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Fluid Maintenance...Track Testimonials Please

 
Old 11-01-2017, 05:21 AM
  #1  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 110
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default Fluid Maintenance...Track Testimonials Please

Good Morning,
Winter maintenance time! I know this is one of THOSE topics, but most of threads are 3-10 years old. Oil technology may not be moving as quickly as tire tech, but I was hoping for input from guys who track/club race their cars. It's one thing for a guy who rubs his car with a diaper on Sundays and drives to work on sunny Fridays to say that Honda MTF shifts like butter, vs a club racer who's shifting at 9k for 45 min sessions. I do not have brand loyalty when it comes to cars or fluids or anything really, so I am certainly open to anything that is tried and true. I figure this forum would yield some good feedback.

I have an AP1 with Mobil 1 0W-40 motor oil, Torco MTF tranny fluid, and Torco RGO 80W-90 gear oil. I autocross and track the car, as well as drive the car to and from the track. I have had zero issues and am inclined to run Torco again for next year, perhaps the synthetic stuff this time (RTF and SGO) and up the viscosity on the diff fluid for extra protection. Anyone have feedback regarding how the competitors hold up on track since they are all pretty similarly priced? Redline/Amsoil/M1/Motul/LE...Engine Oil, Tranny Fluid, Diff Fluid.
Mig233 is offline  
Old 11-01-2017, 12:03 PM
  #2  
 
jdmdohcpower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 867
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

I can only say this. I ran mobil 1 for 10 or so events in my z06 and had it analyzed. It came back fine and could have still be used. I stretch it further than I have in the past now.
jdmdohcpower is offline  
Old 11-01-2017, 12:27 PM
  #3  
 
thomsbrain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Windsor, CA
Posts: 2,607
Thanked 30 Times in 25 Posts
Default

I run Amsoil from bumper to bumper and have been very pleased with it.
thomsbrain is offline  
Old 11-01-2017, 02:56 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 823
Thanked 43 Times in 27 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by thomsbrain View Post
I run Amsoil from bumper to bumper and have been very pleased with it.
^^^ This

Have run Amsoil for everything for years, analysis comes back clean every time.

10w30 signature in engne
5w30 manual trans syncromesh formulaiton in trans
75w90 severe gear in diff
anorexicpoodle is offline  
Old 11-01-2017, 04:35 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: SC
Posts: 632
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

How many track hrs or days on the trans/diff before fluiid change?

Originally Posted by anorexicpoodle View Post
^^^ This

Have run Amsoil for everything for years, analysis comes back clean every time.

10w30 signature in engne
5w30 manual trans syncromesh formulaiton in trans
75w90 severe gear in diff
usafstud is offline  
Old 11-01-2017, 05:25 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 823
Thanked 43 Times in 27 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by usafstud View Post
How many track hrs or days on the trans/diff before fluiid change?
I do trans/diff once a year, so 20-24 days.
anorexicpoodle is offline  
Old 11-02-2017, 06:18 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: SC
Posts: 632
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Originally Posted by anorexicpoodle View Post
I do trans/diff once a year, so 20-24 days.
Thanks. I'm at 10 days with my Honda MTF and Amsoil Severe 75W-110 gear oil. I'm assuming the MTF will be good for 3 more days before change.

How many days before engine oil change?
usafstud is offline  
Old 11-02-2017, 09:09 AM
  #8  
Community Organizer
 
freq's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: in my garage
Posts: 20,686
Thanked 130 Times in 119 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by usafstud View Post

How many days before engine oil change?
Oh boy.
freq is offline  
Old 11-02-2017, 09:34 AM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: SC
Posts: 632
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Originally Posted by freq View Post
Oh boy.
I know I know.
usafstud is offline  
Old 11-02-2017, 09:51 AM
  #10  
 
thomsbrain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Windsor, CA
Posts: 2,607
Thanked 30 Times in 25 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by anorexicpoodle View Post
I do trans/diff once a year, so 20-24 days.
I do it about once every two years, which for me is like 20 days. It comes out pretty clean so that's probably overkill. I do oil every 5-10 days or so. I don't bother with analysis.

I also run their grease in my CV cups.
thomsbrain is offline  

Quick Reply: Fluid Maintenance...Track Testimonials Please


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands