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Oil levels for track racing

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Forgive my ignorance, but i don't understand how a car built and designed for aggressive road and rally can have major oil starvation issues? Surely when these were being built and tested on back roads / tracks etc they were pushed reasonably hard? Yeah for sure if you put a race driver with years of experience behind the wheel they will probably get the car at its limit and possibly bring up those issues with massive G forces. But for your amateur racer, is this something we really need to worry about? I'll be hitting the track too soon and my car is pretty well maintained. Just not sure what the definition of the limit is and if my driving will be totally fine on the track or not. I'd like to think i push my car pretty hard - if you're at point of almost sliding around the corner (RE003's) does that warrant adding in precautionary methods like overfilling etc? or am I ok?

 

Sorry if this doesn't make a lot of sense! 

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2 hours ago, pedro said:

This thread has lost its way..;)

I Know right :P 

2 hours ago, Joker said:

most active & social thread I've seen on CS for a while tho, I enjoyed it

 

good chat

My Bad :P Maybe name change it to Official Track Day Talk :P 

1 hour ago, Niran said:

Forgive my ignorance, but i don't understand how a car built and designed for aggressive road and rally can have major oil starvation issues? Surely when these were being built and tested on back roads / tracks etc they were pushed reasonably hard? Yeah for sure if you put a race driver with years of experience behind the wheel they will probably get the car at its limit and possibly bring up those issues with massive G forces. But for your amateur racer, is this something we really need to worry about? I'll be hitting the track too soon and my car is pretty well maintained. Just not sure what the definition of the limit is and if my driving will be totally fine on the track or not. I'd like to think i push my car pretty hard - if you're at point of almost sliding around the corner (RE003's) does that warrant adding in precautionary methods like overfilling etc? or am I ok?

 

Sorry if this doesn't make a lot of sense! 


Yeah I was also wondering exactly that, I mean especially with it been more of a scooby issue, I've heavily tracked my ST's over the years and when I raced for the Citroen team in endurance racing we didn't have any worries about this kind of thing 

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If you Google "Subaru gc8 oil starvation" you will get 5850 replies..

Read a few and report back..:o

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Before i delve into google :P  is it more a GC8 thing than the newer subys? 
 

@pedro

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I'd go with GC8 being Version 1-6 which would easily be more than Half the Impreza's on the road or in the world

 

more Legacy's have been produced but they 'generally' not driven as hard

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