Service / Modification Notes

This page will serve as a place for me to keep notes on various details about maintaining and servicing the bike. It is currently in it's infancy, but will grow to contain useful information that I will likely need to refer back to at any given point.


Oil Changes:

Oil weight: 10w-40 winter 10w50 for 90+ degree days

My oil of preference remains Honda GN4. Best for the price, best additives package, I trust it.

Oil Capacity with filter change:

Initial Setup & Test Ride

One thing I cannot deny is that when I get a new toe, I get an itch to go shred it! Unfortunately for my bike but fortunately for the local extreme drought, it had been raining a ton lately. That meant I simply couldn't really take the bike out to a lot of the trail systems, both because they were a soupy mess, but also because the other riders I knew weren't interested in riding in the wet.

C5 Alignment - A Collection of Starting Point Suggestions & What I Run

This page seeks to try and capture as much alignment suggestions as I can find for retention by the community at large. I also have a document with my "dialed in" suspension values you are welcome to play with as a starting point.

Track Day 10- Streets of Willow - Rollbar, 5 pt harnesses and fixed coil-over

10th track day is at Streets of Willow with Xtreme Speed track events!

Repairs, upgrades and general plans for this track day:

So there were three significant upgrades done to my car going into this track day.

Autpower race rollbar installed in a C5 corvette.

C5 Corvette - DIY Oil Cooler & Accusump Install - PT 1

When it comes to things you worry about on a car you track... blowing up a significant part of the drivetrain is a serious concern for most. The engine blowing up is definitely one of the biggest concerns in that regard, and for sure one my largest concern with my C5 corvette.

Track Day 3 & 4 - Now with more downforce and a fresh clutch!

Between the last track session and this one we were able to accomplish a fair bit! Coming into the track weekend we'd sorted out, fixed and upgraded the following.

Track Day 08 + 09 - Streets of Willow -- New PB, Caddy Brembos + Larger Pedals for driving improvement, but blown coilover!

Back to back track weekends at the exact same track? Seems like a recipe for being able to really test changes and seek improvements!

Track Day 06 + 07 - Streets of Willow -- Apex Wheels + Chunky tires, 650 rear springs, and more!

While the time between this track day and the last were mostly spent getting the NC Miata up to speed for my Girlfriend to try out track days with, the C5 Corvette also received some significant attention. While the previous track day had yielded significant track time improvements, the understeer on the car was quite noticable. After consulting with some folks the advice I received was two fold: The tires I'm running are pretty narrow for the job, and the rear suspension is likely too soft.

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