Oil fill level

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Autocross' started by spangenb, May 7, 2014.

  1. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    Those of you who have already been flogging the FiST at autocross events and on the track, are you running the factory oil volume? I know with some cars like the neon I used to run 1/2 quart high to minimize the chance of oil starvation in high G corners. One of our autox venues is a 3/8 mile asphalt circle track ... a big asphalt bowl ... that can generate some serious lateral G's. I am thinking these cars are designed with that in mind, but figured I would ask the group. I know running the oil level high can cause its own share of problems.
     
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  3. wash

    wash Active Member

    I upgraded my oil filter to an FL400 size, a bit bigger than stock and I change my oil before track events, filling it to the full mark.

    I hope that is enough.
     
  4. Cligedy

    Cligedy Active Member

    I think that it's still TBD at this point. Unfortunately, we probably won't know until somebody experiences oil starvation at an event. Let's all cross our fingers that it's somebody else, and that it isn't catastrophic.
     

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