I have a couple $$ to spent and i was wondering what was the best mods i could Do to make my 2013 VT has reliable has possible..
I think you're being a little drastic with the oil change at 3k and ignition coil replacement at 50k. But I can echo the rest. I would replace the coils at 100k. As for the oil, those Canadian summers are not going to put much stress on a good synthetic oil these days. Heat is the worst thing for oil so if you're just highway cruising and not drag racing you can safely go 5k. I would also recommend an magnetic oil drain plug; cheap and potentially a life saver.Be sure proper oem coils every 50k miles max, those plugs every 50k miles max and maintain. 024" gaps on them, proper oil and oem filter every 3k miles max, 91+ octane fuel, aftermarketfuel line. Do a dual breather hose VTA or good can setup for both sides.. Those will be the most crucial things.
I can understand you making sure there is no doubt about the oils performance by changing it so regularly. But, I'm willing to state that it would be extremely rare for fuel dilution to have such a large impact on the viscosity of the oil to the point that it would be detrimental for the engine to wait for 5k OCI; especially considering the climate in Canada. Unless this was already a known problem with these cars and more specifically this individuals engine.Reason for 3k mile max oil change is due to dilution of the oil with fuel which degrades the oil. Some oils will fare better than others from dilution and driving style and engine condition will play big roles on how bad it can be.
Carbon buildup in the engine can also occur easier with some oils especially with high fuel dilution from longer oil change intervals.
Long OCI also increases risk of knock, knock retard, and LSPI. Not good for the engine.
Yes, absolutely. Maybe a drag strip could be an issue if you were to turn the car off too soon and let the oil sit in that hot turbo just after a run.Heat and fuel dilution are both bad for oil and the engine. I see higher oil temperatures on the highway than I do at the dragstrip by far. Now agressive driving continuously will cause higher oil temperatures if you do not account for that with proper cooling.
I am genuinely surprised to hear the rate of coil failures you see. It is generally considered a 100k part and my personal vehicle has had the originals for that and a little change (with no problems; touch wood).Most coils I see fail are in the 50k-70k area. Rarely do they fail above that in cars that I work on. Thus I recommend preventative maintenance on a $200 set of coils to not have an issue vs waiting and it potentially cost thousands.
Do you have a link to the coils? I think I want to go ahead and do mine.Do enough VOA and UOA and the fuel dilution and oil breakdown will easily be seen. Not all oils are created equal. Driving style, engine condition, fuel used, and tune in the car are all major factors here as well.
Hot oil in the turbo is not an issue in these cars due to being cooled by the engine coolant as well which dissipates heat even after the car is turned off.
Yes some do make it longer on coil life and should be considered lucky. Those are usually ones that the coils see less heat or stress. When they fail it can be catastrophic engine damage that will cost $2k + in most cases so better if you spend the extra $200 to replace them before they fail.
From SCgarageworksSorry forgot to add that; I have a 2015 turbo