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      12-11-2010, 12:38 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by joec500 View Post
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.