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Started by RS_Sprint, September 23, 2003, 08:36:42 PM
Quote from: Sc0oby on February 17, 2004, 10:19:11 AMYour welcome, mz danni.Just trying to help out as always.An additional thing to check when going to the track.You should also check yourself to make sure your relexed & not in "gigil" mode.More often than not, accidents of new(& old) track drivers stem from making mistakes by being to tense.If your a new comer to the track take time to learn the limits of your car, the track layout before going flat out.Something more about clutches & brakes.Don't forget to break in you new parts first before subjecting them to hard use.They'll last longer as you won't glaze the mating surfaces of the brake pads/rotors & pressure plate/disc/flywheel.Subjecting them to abuse immediately after installation will result in the surfaces having a slippery mirror like "top coating".You might end up with parts in worst condition then you started out with.Using Sc0oby's PC....Auto_Xer
Quote from: Ralliart on October 06, 2004, 07:29:16 AMBlue flag - a car faster than you is trying to pass, make way.Yellow flag - hazard ahead, slow down.Black flag - you are a dangerous driver, you are not permitted to be at the track anymore.
Quote from: RS_Sprint on September 23, 2003, 08:36:42 PMWas sent ot me by hesperus, just wanted to share this with everyone._____________________________________________How hard do you drive on a track day? 90%, 100%, 110%? Have you any idea how hard your car is working too? How hard do you drive on the road? 60%, 70%? Track days are incredibly hard on a car. No problem for an Evo but bear in mind how much you are stressing the car. Everyone understands that brake pads wear quickly, tyres wear on the edges faster than normal but what else? Think of the stresses on wheel bearings, wheel studs, discs, suspension bushes, oils, steering joints, engine mountings, brake fluid etc. If you are serious about track days and do more than two or three a year then look at the maintenance schedule of your car. You cannot expect to do this to your car and then poodle off home and go to work in the morning, checking only the washer fluid level. You should think about a service and check over after 3 track days if they are occurring within a 2 month period. If you regularly visit the track and cannot bring your car to us then please take some advice from us for free. The list below is in addition to the usual tyre and brake checks: * Change the brake fluid twice a year. * Change oil and filter every 3000 miles. * Check the air filter every meeting. * Clean if cleanable every other meeting. * Change wheel studs and nuts (if applicable) every year without fail. * Change transmission oils at the end of the year. * Inspect discs for cracking and overheating after every meeting. * Get wheel bearings checked at the end of the year. * Change cam belt every year (depending on road mileage). * Check suspension alignment twice a year and all bushes (unless an off meant this was recently done). * Check all air, water and fuel hoses and clips for stressing and chaffing every meeting. * Check engine and transmission mountings at the end of the year. Regarding actual track day use, try to follow this advice: * Take a torque wrench to the track day and check wheel torque after 1st session and then at the end of the session before lunchtime. If one stud only needs tightening at any time then it is stretching. Replace immediately. * Do the last lap of each session a lot slower than the others, let the whole car cool down. * Do not switch off immediately on returning from the track. * Do not put the handbrake on immediately on returning from the track. It can warp the hot rear discs, because of uneven cooling. Try to keep the car still with the engine running but with no handbrake or footbrake. When you switch off the engine put it in gear, do not use the handbrake. * Check oil and water levels and temperatures (carefully) before each session. _____________________________________________May mga ibang obvious, mga iba hindi mo rin naisip. See you all on the track soon!