It is well known at this point that the second generation Toyota GR86 and Subaru BRZ suffer from low oil pressure during right hand turns, while driving on the track. Several members of the 86 community have been testing and hunting for a solution, or mitigation, for several months now. This past weekend, I took to Chuckwalla Valley Raceway to perform some testing of my own and see just how bad the oil pressure drops were on my own 2022 Toyota GR86. In addition to getting baseline oil pressure data, I was able to perform a couple of different tests. The first test was seeing how oil temperature affects the oil pressure and the results were surprising! The second test was seeing how an additional 1/2 quart of oil added to the engine affected oil pressure. In the end, we did still observe low oil pressure, but were able to improve things a little bit by keeping oil temperature down and slightly over filling the oil. Check out the full details in our video below!
Several years ago I bought my first Scion FRS, a 2013 model that started my love for the 86 platform. A couple years after that, I traded that 2013 FRS for a brand new 2017 Subaru BRZ. A time came in my life where selling the BRZ made the most sense, despite my love for these cars. Well, a new era in the 86 platform is upon us, and I am not going to miss it! I recently reserved a 2022 Toyota GR86 and cannot wait for the car to arrive! Check out my video below where I cover all the details, including the $50k BRZ that I found 😀