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How to keep your racing car’s engine clean without spending

Posted in racing car engine maintenance, racing car engines with tags , on December 4, 2007 by vastine

All those who engage in car racing,heck, all those who drive know the crucialness of a clean engine. In my case,  a clean racing engine engine is synonymous to a flawless and speedy run.  Over the years, I have learned through my dad, my uncle, my friends and my racing buddies ways on how to keep my racing car’s engine clean. 

You may wonder that my dad did give some pointers considering he hates when I race.  Well, I got it the old fashion way, I told it was for homework. Sounds juvenile and underrated, but it worked. And he did give me my first motor cycle. But then, that’s another story. 

Engines of racing cars have some major differences compared to normal cars. One of the cutting edge parts of a topnotch racing car’s engine is the  Tracecut software, that allows  the duplication of ideal port and combustion chamber designs and also generates  NC code which is needed to machine the profiles in aluminum heads.  Well, I want to talk English here so let’s leave that part for my next post. 

As I’ve said, I have collected through the years a number of how-to’s when it comes racing car engine maintenance. But mind you, maintaining a racing car is very costly.  Owning a racing car is an investment. You’ve got to put your heart and soul into it, and your bank account as well.  If you want to be a professional car racer, meaning you want to race in Daytona, then be prepared to write a huge amount in your checking account.

Practical tips 

The advise that I’ll be giving is for your day-to-day living with your racing car.  Have come up practical how to’s on maintaining your racing car’s engine right in your own garage.

  1. Do a daily check of your tires. 
  2. Make sure your steering and front suspension are appropriately aligned.
  3. Apply the thinnest viscocity recommended by your car manufacturer.
  4. Always keep your fuel and air filtr free of dust.
  5. Use the appropriate fuel for your car. Gas is 3 dollars a gallon. There.
  6. Don’t be easily fooled by tv car ads selling “must-haves”. Consult with pros.
  7. Don’t warm up your car more than the time it should be done. Just stick to the clock. Excess is not good.

Start your day with a checkup

Do these ways possibly at the start of the day. That way, if you see any striking inconsistencies, you have the whole day to guard it at the mechanics.  The ways don’t require any spending but a great deal of observation and feeling your car.

Telling from experience

Not trying to play the racing car specialist here.  As you have seen, these are practical and simple ways to keep your racing car engine clean. The experts definitely have more sophisticated ways to maintain racing cars and some are  kept within their walls.  At the end of the day, keeping it clean matter the most.  I know we all treat our wheels like they’re alive and kicking. Well, they actually are. For those who race, be it professionally or just for the passion, our racing cars are the extension of ourselves.  And a clean racing car engine is the reflection of what we feel and think and act upon.  

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