How to reduce engine wear with a baffled sump for a Lotus

18.11.2020

HOW TO REDUCE
ENGINE WEAR

How to reduce engine wear with a baffled sump for a Lotus

We have experienced first hand what can happen with oil management is given consideration when using a Lotus Exige, Elise or Evora for regular track day or tarmac rally use. For general driving use something like oil management isn't too much of a concern for most drivers but for those who are driving their cars in a more spirited manner, doing track days or even tarmac rally events on a more regular basis it should be an area to look into to help reduce engine wear.

What happens is that the forces exerted on the vehicle, especially in hard cornering, can cause the oil to move around and for every second that oil isn't being circulated efficiently through the moving parts of the engine it means wear is ocuring.

In most cases you won't see evidence of it happening until it is too late. So especially for Elise and Exige sport car owners who are doing regular track day driving we do suggest they upgrade their level of oil management as a preventative measure for peace of mind.

It is the same philosophy we employ with the race cars or tarmac rally cars we build for competition use. Our team has engineered complimentary components that work together to solve this potential cause for concern.

 

WHAT IS NEEDED FOR
BETTER OIL MANAGEMENT?

1. BAFFLED OIL SUMP
2. UPGRADED OIL PUMP GEAR SET
3. OIL CATCH CAN

As explained in Lee's video below there are normally three elements to creating a better oil management system for the Elise, Exige or Evora sports cars. It starts with a baffled oil sump that increases the oil capacity of the vehicle and flow properties. We typically use a Moroso sump because they are one of the worlds most respected suppliers of equipment for racing and street performance use. They have been making products since 1968 for grass roots racing to top level NASCAR® and NHRA or IHRA race teams.

The sump has internal baffling that provides much better oil control vs the standard oil pan and is manufactured from thick aluminum with a 3/8" billet aluminum rail for durability.

The sump by itself is the first step but we then typically add an upgraded set of oil pump gears which we have designed to be strong, durable and compliment the other items. Lastly there is our oil catch can that creates the system designed by our team to improve your oil management when doing lots of performance driving on the track or for tarmac rally events.

See our range of sump upgrades in our store 

 

WATCH LEE'S
EXPLAINER VIDEO


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