Originally Posted by joe z
why do you have a plug change and diff break fluid every 10k miles??
Every 10,000 Miles
Oil Change Service - Synthetic Oil / OEM Filter
Air Filter - BMC Drop-in Filter
Spark Plugs - NGK (one step colder available)
Transmission / Differential Fluid Change - Redline Oils
Brake and Clutch Fluid Flush - Motul Fluid
that seems a bit much??
the transmission/differential fluids are only part of the performance service package.
brake/clutch fluid flush is at every 30K (average driving time span: 1.5 years). this is preventative maintenance. overtime your fluid will get contaminated and breakdown, this can lead to master cylinder failure, line failure, caliper seal failure and just poor braking performance and feel. a brake and clutch fluid flush/change is less expensive than any of those mechanical failures, even in the long term. i personally feel that this service should be carried out at least once a year for maximum system longevity, but that is why we offer it as part of the performance service package.
spark plugs every 10K... why would you wait until your engine is down on power to do maintenance? everytime i drive my car, i want to make sure that it is making maximum power, small maintenance can ensure me of this. it is harder to feel power deteriorate over a long time span, so you are less likely to see this. we commonly see cars on the dyno that haven't changed plugs since new, just changing out plugs for a fresh set increases tq/hp/response... i've also seen plugs deteriorate in less than 10K in higher hp applications...
the main reason why we offer two levels of service is simple. most people will not require or want the performance package, but there are certain aspects of good performance oriented maintenace, because we do drive performance cars
, that we feel are beneficial for the car as well as the driver. the performance package is better set for someone who is doing multiple track sessions/days/events that would be putting fluids/mechanics through a much harder cycle and thus deteriorating there lifespan not to mention that doing a track day or event with a car that is down on performance or sub par maintenance is potentially dangerous and can waste a day that could be spent having fun or competing.