Oil starvation prevention...

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Oil starvation prevention...

Postby cup1ltd » Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:04 pm

Hi guys,

I am looking at prepping a 987 and will be refreshing the engine, but want to add any useful and allowed bits that will prolong the life, mainly in the oil baffle, large sump area.

The regs are a little confusing as to what exactly is allowed. Given that none of this will give a performance advantage, has anybody got a recommended list of things to do for this area?

I am currently looking at:

LN Engineering deep sump pan kit
Oil sump baffle kit (part 997-107-243-EBSR-K)

Are we allowed to fit an accumsump? - http://www.accusump.com/

Just interested to see what others are doing?

Gary

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Re: Oil starvation prevention...

Postby force44 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:28 pm

Some have the baffle and deep sump kit.
Most nothing.
No one has accusump as far as I know. Really only going to be needed on slicks - which we don't have.

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Re: Oil starvation prevention...

Postby Chris Valentine » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:28 pm

Baffled sump is certainly permitted.

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Re: Oil starvation prevention...

Postby Chris Valentine » Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:54 am

I've just been asked about the use of Accusump by someone else and according to the regulations, it is permitted on the Class A Boxster:

Class Boxster
5.7.1 Permitted Modifications
An oil accumulator designed to maintain the supply of oil under pressure during cornering may be fitted. If this unit is fitted in the habitacle then it must have a secondary casing or bulkhead to separate the accumulator from driver/passenger compartment. MSA Regulation [J 5.2.1].


Not sure you would benefit from it but if the car has it already, its OK to keep it in.

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