<VV> After market oil pans & valve covers

Dave Keillor dkeillor at tconcepts.com
Sat Jun 1 11:56:46 EDT 2013

To follow up on Jame's comments, I used the Otto pan with the baffle
spacer, plus push rod tube baffles.  Probably overkill, but should be
enough for autocrossing.

Dave Keillor

On Sat, Jun 1, 2013 at 9:46 AM, <ricebugg at comcast.net> wrote:

> Ray:  I don't know if anybody has taken the time to determine if, or
> which, after market pans and/or valve covers contribute to engine oil
> cooling.  My guess is probably not, as surface airflow across them probably
> doesn't due much cooling.  Air being very turbulante under the car.
> But if you go to a deep pan, get a deep pick-up.  Auto-crossing and
> sometimes playing extreme boy racer of the street will slosh the oil into
> the pushrod tubes and give you near zero oil pressure for a second or two.
> The best deep pans have some baffling in them, our they need it added.
>  Deep pans may also drag on a slopped driveway.
> If someone says "that's never happened to me" with a stock depth oil pan,
> either they are not going fast enough, or are to wide-eyed doing it to
> notice the oil pressure light flickering.
> Been there, done all of the above.
> Historically Yours,
>                                         James Rice

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