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Member Since 18 Dec 2014
Offline Last Active Sep 17 2018 08:34 PM

In Topic: AP1 S2000 - first time on track - ideal oil level

12 September 2018 - 10:32 PM

Oil filters don't go on your valve cover...

In Topic: AP1 S2000 - first time on track - ideal oil level

08 September 2018 - 10:14 PM

FWIW, a stock S2000 oil filter needs to be much more than hand tight. I think it's about 18 ft-lbs to completely seat the gasket. The instructions are on the filter, but if you just hand tighten it, it's likely to loosen up. 


It's a unique filter to an S2000, so obviously thought it was important enough to differentiate between that and their other filters. 

In Topic: AP1 S2000 - first time on track - ideal oil level

07 September 2018 - 09:32 PM

I always ran mine just a shade above full mark, like 1 mm, not the 1/4" craziness I've seen some people talk about. My AP1 sucked up quite a bit of oil, and sometimes it's hard to read the dipstick (always read both sides, take the lowest one), so I started off with it 1 mm high, and would usually add some after 1 day. You'll be fine on those tires though.


BTW Rev - got a NIB Moroso bolt-in baffle for your S2000 - interested? I'm not entirely sure where the HFC is after the move, but it's somewhere in the garage junk too. 

In Topic: Your last picture at TWS

01 September 2018 - 10:05 PM

June 3, 2017





Can't remember if I made it out with the AP1 again after this, but this was either the last or second to last time I ever took it out to the track. It was totalled about 4 months later. 


I do miss the car, but the SW22 gives a huge 90's JDM nostaglia bomb that is much different than the S2000.

In Topic: Looking for suggestions: DD w/ back seat that can do 1-2 track events a year

22 August 2018 - 09:51 PM

328i with sport package that's a few years old is honestly where I'd go unless you wanted something more "sports car" and less on the "nice sporty sedan" spectrum. The 4 banger makes enough power and torque to be engaging, enough space inside, handling is pretty good for modern BMW standards. 


You could always toss on some comfortable street oriented coilovers and get some front neg camber for a more track based setup. The 228/230 is too new/rare to get good pricing for a modern BMW IMO. They also look a little goofy to me, so maybe I'm biased. Just can't like the look of an M2 that parks at work.