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Old 04-06-2018, 08:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm probably gonna pick up an oil pan to weld in a drain and was thinking about adding some baffling. I know i just gotta test fit w a cardboard template and what not, but does anyone here have experience with oil control in a sideways oriented engine? Seems like the kind of work I'd do on a rwd would be pointless, aside from the lateral baffling id do. (Which would be minor given I don't hammer corners in muscle cars like I do my civic)
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Build walls around the sump with trap doors, you can buy the trap doors on summit.
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Searching for pics of that now, I was thinking of kinda exactly what the moroso pan looks like. (Now that I've seen it) I'm thinking if I drill the backside of the pan and then plug weld into the mild steel baffle it'll be easier to weld (oil contamination)

I'm assuming I can use the same location as the moroso pan but....are pickup locations standardized?
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It looks more or less like you surround the pickup with interior mounted hinges from blowes?
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You want the pickup as close to the floor of the sump as possible to reduce the chance of air getting to the pickup tube.

Are you just adding stuff to the stock pan or are you going to try and add a bigger sump?
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Just stock. But I'm like why not add some features if I have one off. I'm looking into diy scrapers atm
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I think you will get better results from modding the pan with baffles, D-series engines don't really need a scraper as much as a modded pan, scrapers "will" help but it will be negligible for what you are doing. Look up autocross oil pan setups and the like, you will see that the biggest problem with the stock pans is taking sharp turns and losing oil pressure.
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What are the odds my jdm non vtec d15b doesn't use the same pickup as usdm z6? Was gonna use the milodon baffled pan as a model and keep it basic.

Also, w well worn clearances would I benefit from increasing oil volume the way I would on a tired domestic I wanted another 30k out of, or is that not a honda thing. I find info on increasing pressure max, and porting but it's not exactly an answer. Seems the honda thing is to port but I'm not sure how that equates to a numerical volume increase.... And at that point it's getting beyond what I'll probably be doing. Engine isn't coming out to do an oil drain
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The pickup tube is matched to the pan, so if the pan is the same than the pickup tube should be as well.

Get a kiddy pool and fill it with water and mess around with some baffles and what not and get an understanding of how that stuff is going to work, slosh the water around inside the thing, you could probably temporarily silicone something in place and test it out.

Porting an oil pump is never a bad idea, even if you just smooth the galleys and radius the inlet it will help with flow, I don't suggest shimming an oil pump as all it does is artificially increase pressure and not flow.
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Doesn't it just up where it stops making pressure when you do that anyway? We always used high volume for builds w loose clearances but have never chosen a high pressure pump.... not sure why really and again, thats all domestic. This turbo build is starting to spiral! (Theoretically)

I'm about to research the fine points of porting, but if it means more than 2 days of the car being down it might have to wait for building the spare. I'm gonna run a hot oil pressure test and see where I stand before I do anything turbo wise. I might be great who knows?
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