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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Question Quick question about oil starvation

I'm going to the track god willing on the 16th and autoX on the 23rd. I've got the new racing slicks with camber shims coming in and new dampers to be ordered (stock). I've got a stock suspension set up. What I'm worried about is starvation of the oil since I'm going with much uprated rubber and will be pulling more G's. Given that the rest of the car is stock and that both courses are very tight and technical (the road course is Circuit Grand Bayou, where I'm lucky to get a lick above 100MPH). Should I be worried? Everything is stock, no baffles or nothing, should I just overfill 1 quart and call it a day?
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Yea that sounds good.

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You have zero worries on this for AutoX and you shouldn't have any issues for the track either. While the r comps are going to increase your traction over your street tires, you're only looking at a couple tenths of a G increase. BMW already took oil starvation into account with an oversized sump capacity. That's why we take almost 7 quarts of oil where most engines take 5.
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Yeah, don't worry about it. Bring extra oil just because you'll burn more when running hard.
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