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    As 4agte said, keep your own fluids up too. Much overlooked, but much needed.
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    is it a good idea to overfill the transmission fluid just slightly for track days?
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    overfill nothing..

    just check ur engine oil and other fluids after each session...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris86 View Post
    is it a good idea to overfill the transmission fluid just slightly for track days?
    there is a reason that you only fill things up to full not to overfull
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris86 View Post
    is it a good idea to overfill the transmission fluid just slightly for track days?
    No. In some vee engines it's a good idea to overfill the engine oil and with live axle cars (eg hachi) it's a good idea to overfill the diff oil, but generally for normal cars it's not a good idea. And not for the trans either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4agte View Post
    only problem is most dry powder fire extinguishers do squat to oil fires unless you have a 20kg one or something you better off getting to a fire marshal or a point where there is a proper extinguisher
    True but something is better than nothing and I guess thats why Cams puts it down as one of there mandatory regulations for motor sport
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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty1 View Post
    True but something is better than nothing and I guess thats why Cams puts it down as one of there mandatory regulations for motor sport
    Yes but you might end up lifting the bonnet, getting 3rd degree burns to your body, then realise that the extinguisher does nussink in which case you will feel a little cheated I'll wager

    In case of fire....RUN.
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    i always like to run a little extra engine oil......have it right at the top of the full range on the dipstick. If you dont have a big sump or baffles it will help prevent mid corner oil starvation. Likewise, with a turbo car i'd like to keep fuel above 1/3 tank to prevent fuel surge.
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    this thread is VERY informative... thanks god i joined this forum!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happoshu View Post
    i always like to run a little extra engine oil......have it right at the top of the full range on the dipstick. If you dont have a big sump or baffles it will help prevent mid corner oil starvation. Likewise, with a turbo car i'd like to keep fuel above 1/3 tank to prevent fuel surge.
    same here.
    especially on semi slicks in big G corners.

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