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Old November 15th, 2012, 10:40 AM   #1
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Autocross oil question (racers enter here)

I regularly autocross my Accord, and plan on going to all 10 events next season and possibly a open track events in between. However i feel that 5w-20 does not protect enough for constant high RPM driving. However the car doesnt burn any oil.

I was thinking of running Pennzoil Ultra 5w-30 with a Purolator Pureone filter during race season, and changing it every 3750 miles.

Then after the season is over, run Pennzoil Ultra 5w-20 with the Pureone filter. Change it every 7500 miles.

Is it safe to be switching between the two oils? Also is this a valid schedule to follow for this type of abuse on the car. I have heard that the Pureone filter is semi-restrictive due to its super high filtration efficiency. Should i not run that during race season, possibly a Purolator Classic (higher flow rate?)
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Old November 15th, 2012, 11:08 AM   #2
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Run Honda oem oil filter.

Run a race specific oil at least a 40 weight. Race specific oils don't have cleaning additives in them hence they don't break down like cheap off the shelf oil does.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 11:43 AM   #3
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Run Honda oem oil filter.

Run a race specific oil at least a 40 weight. Race specific oils don't have cleaning additives in them hence they don't break down like cheap off the shelf oil does.
Why run OEM filter? Is it safe to use race oil for daily use between May and October?
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Old November 15th, 2012, 12:47 PM   #4
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Why run OEM filter? Is it safe to use race oil for daily use between May and October?
Because oem oil filters work fine. There is no improvement using others.

I change my oil out after every race. I use 10w40 redline race oil.

If you live in freezing climate than things will differ
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Old November 15th, 2012, 01:35 PM   #5
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Because oem oil filters work fine. There is no improvement using others.

I change my oil out after every race. I use 10w40 redline race oil.

If you live in freezing climate than things will differ
Yes, but your supercharged and do significantly more racing. Theoretically if i did only 10 Autox events over the span of 6 months and a trips couple to the drag strip... Would you still recommend 10w-40 race oil? Or would 5w-30 synthetic be a cheaper alternative.
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i am not supercharged. If you beat your car up at the race track you should always use race oil. It's up to you imo.

The whole point of race oil is the break down point. At what temperature and abuse does oil break down.
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i am not supercharged. If you beat your car up at the race track you should always use race oil. It's up to you imo.

The whole point of race oil is the break down point. At what temperature and abuse does oil break down.
Did some research, racing oil is optimal for any racing situation like you said. I did read that its only good for one race or 500 miles. I simply cant afford that. So my question now is. If you were to put a consumer synthetic oil in and change it every 3750. What would the oil weight be?
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Old November 15th, 2012, 04:18 PM   #8
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I would not se synthetic. Use Castro GTX 10w40. It's cheap at Walmart.
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