Originally Posted by joec500
Geez...I assume most of this excessive wear is due to the fact that you track your car more often than most guys on this forum? I have over 50k miles of street driving and only one track day and I really hope my motor is in better shape.
The honest truth is that we have no idea why there is such abnormal wear. Yes the car lives a lot of its life on the Nurburgring, but equally it is exceptionally well maintained and regularly inspected. The Nurburgring doesn't actually pose that many challenges to an engine - if anything, a circuit like Laguna Seca is more demanding on an engine in terms of oil lubrication and starvation because it's a much smaller track with greater frequency of corners within the same time frame.
The engine is now being loaded up with data logging equipment so I can directly measure things like oil pressure and exhaust gas temperatures.