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It is all locked up in my steel-trap mind:

 

1. Change oil and filter every race.

2. Change trans and diff oil every spring.

3. Re-tighten everything before every race.

4. Inspect pads and rotors every race.

5. Run everything else till it breaks, then replace as needed.

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12 hours ago, Ron_e said:

It is all locked up in my steel-trap mind:

 

1. Change oil and filter every race.

2. Change trans and diff oil every spring.

3. Re-tighten everything before every race.

4. Inspect pads and rotors every race.

5. Run everything else till it breaks, then replace as needed.

Same system we run now!!! One of my Krewe must have talked...:P

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Oh where do I start? I love spreadsheet.  If there was not Microsoft Excel I probably would not be alive right now with all the messes of paperwork.  Essentially I always make a pre-race check list from things that happened after the last race.  I also have certain items I pre-check before every race to make sure there is nothing loose on the car.  I always keep a log of what goes on the car and when.  I log my brake pad hours, tire hours, etc.  I even have it down to which bushing was installed and how many hours are on them.  I am going to mark my tires this year and keep track of wear on each side of the car. 

 

I know that our wheel bearings can only go x amount of hours so I always replace them within 5-10 hours of when they will fail.  This just helps me out to be able to run clean races and not worrying about if a wheel bearing or a brake pad will make it to the end of the race.

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1 hour ago, Bremsen said:

I'll add bleed the brakes to #4, but that's pretty much what I do as well.

 

Oops, yes that too, maybe my steel trap mind has a few rust holes.  We have a pre-race check list as well, torque lug nuts, tire pressures, radio check, check oil, check coolant, PS fluid, gas full, etc.  I can get a copy if you would like, I don't run that part of the operation so I don't have it on hand.  

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2 hours ago, Crank Yankers Racing said:

Oh where do I start? I love spreadsheet.  If there was not Microsoft Excel I probably would not be alive right now with all the messes of paperwork.  Essentially I always make a pre-race check list from things that happened after the last race.  I also have certain items I pre-check before every race to make sure there is nothing loose on the car.  I always keep a log of what goes on the car and when.  I log my brake pad hours, tire hours, etc.  I even have it down to which bushing was installed and how many hours are on them.  I am going to mark my tires this year and keep track of wear on each side of the car. 

 

I know that our wheel bearings can only go x amount of hours so I always replace them within 5-10 hours of when they will fail.  This just helps me out to be able to run clean races and not worrying about if a wheel bearing or a brake pad will make it to the end of the race.

That's the kind of thing I am looking for. I have our prerace/postrace lists down pretty well, but I was hoping for some Excel sheet like that. Cough it up @Crank Yankers Racing or you will never see that engine alive at NCM...LMAO

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1 hour ago, Miata PI said:

We run a combo of the list above as well as a spreadsheet where we track every penny sepnt on each race as well as capital investments into the car or support.

Yep...got those too. I'm really looking for a sheet that track regular maintenance intervals and gives us an idea of when we should start looking to replace suspension bushings, seals, and more uncommon "wear" items. Since all of these cars were built with more sane driving in mind, the average service life is greatly diminished with what we put them through...

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32 minutes ago, Doc said:

Yep...got those too. I'm really looking for a sheet that track regular maintenance intervals and gives us an idea of when we should start looking to replace suspension bushings, seals, and more uncommon "wear" items. Since all of these cars were built with more sane driving in mind, the average service life is greatly diminished with what we put them through...

So what I have found is that my "non standard" replacement intervals have be determined by a combo of my general knowledge of vehicles and wrenching on them, others who also race a miata, and lessons learned from our car.  I have created a spreadsheet that reflects those intervals and we fill in when we did another service.  I can tell you the exact date I have changed fuel filters and exactly how much that costs, including estimated time.  Just a simple spreadsheet with a table, nothing fancy at all.

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1 hour ago, Miata PI said:

So what I have found is that my "non standard" replacement intervals have be determined by a combo of my general knowledge of vehicles and wrenching on them, others who also race a miata, and lessons learned from our car.  I have created a spreadsheet that reflects those intervals and we fill in when we did another service.  I can tell you the exact date I have changed fuel filters and exactly how much that costs, including estimated time.  Just a simple spreadsheet with a table, nothing fancy at all.

Yeah, I suspect that's what I will come up with. I have sheets already developed with part numbers and where I source thm from so maybe I will start with that since I can sort it with part numbers then add the task, date, time, number of miles, etc...

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