|Fresh Motul Competition Gear FF 75W140 - 7-28-19|
|Sampling the old engine oil - 7-28-19|
|Sample of used oil for SPEEDiagnostix - 7-28-19|
The engine oil is also only about 3000 miles / 7 months old but I plan to drive Kay to Nebraska for Nationals and not tow so I want to make that trip on fresh fluids. I've also put enough miles now to get a valid used oil sample. I've used Blackstone Labs a few times now for Bumblestook but this time I opted to give SPEEDiagnosix a try. Their work with LN Engineering and specifically Porsche engines are particularly interesting and I'm hoping they can give me much more insight than a more generic UOA (used oil analysis) lab can provide. We also put in a fresh 8.5 quarts of Driven DT-40 oil.
I wanted Steve to double-check the sways bars to make sure there's no binding or preload and he noticed something odd on my driver side rear lower control arm. The swaybar end link seems to have been hitting it and left several gashes. Upon further inspection, the swaybar wasn't centered properly (off by well over an inch). He recentered it and re-greased the mounts and we're now back in business.
|Rear bar endlink hitting LCA|
|Rear swaybar re-centered|
|Ready for Alignment - SJF Performance - 7-28-19|
|Perfect alignment once again|
Oh, I also picked up a ScanGuage to help me see what my true coolant temps are from the OBD2 port. The factory gauge just shows 175F when "warmed up" at all times and I wanted something more accurate. I'm not sure I'm going to leave the gauge at this location but it's very useful. Interesting, in 93F weather and cruising around, coolant temps are already around 210-215F.
- Oil change - 8.5 quarts DRIVEN DT-40, Napa Gold oil filter
- Trans Fluid Change - 3 quarts Motul Competition Gear FF 75W140
- Re-greased rear sway bar mounts