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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 9:41 am    Post subject: 1st track day oil question Reply with quote

I'm doing my 1st trackday at Anglesey tomorrow in my 6tt and was wondering what oil level is ok. I checked last night and it was bang on half way, I know it's bad to be too full but is this enough?
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely fine. Enjoy!
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 12:02 pm    Post subject: Re: 1st track day oil question Reply with quote

simonsti wrote:
I'm doing my 1st trackday at Anglesey tomorrow in my 6tt and was wondering what oil level is ok. I checked last night and it was bang on half way, I know it's bad to be too full but is this enough?


Hi Simon, will be at Anglesey tomorrow in the same car. I always run mine at max or 1 bar down, just puts more oil in the system to absorb the heat. If it is ever over-filled you will be in trouble though.....

See you tomorrow, silver 996T

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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally wouldn't run it at full. Oil can get warmer when running on track which causes the density of the oil to drop resulting in a larger volume of oil in the system.

As for the argument of having more oil making it act like a heat sink, I'm not sure how much effect it will have when at operating temperature, although I do agree it would take the oil a little longer to reach operating temperature in the beginning.
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Run it this way for5 years with no ill effects. Definitely a no go to over fill though. I figure that Porsche have tested the Mezger thoroughly so would advise if it was a bad idea to run full. Happy to be corrected if I'm wrong though, every day is a school day!
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies, I'll probably stick a bit more in just to be on the safe side.
I'll look out for you Mike. Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I generally run my cars on max.....

Only so that if the worst happens, it might buy me a couple of seconds....
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought for tracking you want to run at max to avoid starvation issues under cornering and braking. I think right hand turns are a particular 996 issue?

Actually, I run at max all the time anyway Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Mezger engines have a dry sump, perfect for track days.

I run mine at max' or one bar below.

Have a great day, never driven Anglesey.
 
  
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