Lotus Elan

Sump Baffling or is it "Baffling Sump"

PostPost by: lotuselan2 » Sat Jun 11, 2005 12:04 am

Let's change this thread title to Baffling Sump.


'69 Lotus Elan +2 with BDR


From: ***@***.***lto:***@***.*** Behalf
Of Peter Walker
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2005 3:51 AM
To: ***@***.***
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] Sump Baffling


I ran my S2 (with later TC Escort engine) on the track for years with no oil
surge but with 155/80x13 tyres and standard suspension. I think you would
only get surge if you upped the g-forces with bigger tyres modified
suspension etc.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Evans" <***@***.***>
To: <***@***.***>
Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2005 4:54 AM
Subject: [LotusElan.net] Sump Baffling

After a recent incident with a lump of rock in the road my previously
oil leak free engine and chassis now has a few oil stains (no
sniggering at the back!) Luckily I've been able to patch weld the
sump and the car is up and running again. I've laid my hands on a
replacement sump which will probably be fitted during the winter lay
up but I wondered if there is any real benefit in improving the
baffling of the sump for normal road use. I've not seen any pressure
fluctuations on corners but then I'm looking at the road and not at
the oil gauge.

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PostPost by: "Stan Aarhus" » Sat Jun 11, 2005 12:19 am

I agree. It should be sump'en else. 8-{


Let's change this thread title to Baffling Sump.

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