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bbiela 10-01-2018 01:54 PM

X51, deep sump needed?
 
I recently purchased a 2001 Boxster S that I am autocrossing and planning on DE's. I'm planning on adding a X51 and my question is do I need to add a deeper pan? I'm looking at the Tarrett Engineering baffle and the FVD Motorsport pan that increases volume and has the baffle.

Quadcammer 10-01-2018 03:58 PM

I have both items and still have pressure drops, but I'd say yes, you want the deep sump.

Geof3 10-01-2018 11:31 PM

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Originally Posted by bbiela (Post 580223)
I recently purchased a 2001 Boxster S that I am autocrossing and planning on DE's. I'm planning on adding a X51 and my question is do I need to add a deeper pan? I'm looking at the Tarrett Engineering baffle and the FVD Motorsport pan that increases volume and has the baffle.

Oh boy, lots of debate on this topic. I just did the baffle. The general consensus is that for street+ setups the deep sump wasn’t really a requirement. Getting into a more race setup, full slicks, tuned suspension etc, oil starvation can be a potential issue. Also depends on the track you want to run.

78F350 10-02-2018 05:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Geof3 (Post 580245)
Oh boy, lots of debate on this topic. ...

I looked into it a couple times when some deals came up in the classified section. I have zero experience or 1st hand knowledge, but for debate on the topic, read the Brad Roberts posts in these threads:
http://986forum.com/forums/boxster-racing-forum/34071-whats-right-engine-oil-level-track.html (post 8)

http://986forum.com/forums/boxster-racing-forum/46070-spec-boxster-build-48.html (post 942)

http://986forum.com/forums/boxster-racing-forum/30625-oil-starvation-2.html (post 23)

MaxD 10-02-2018 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by 78F350 (Post 580250)
read the Brad Roberts posts

That is great advice.

I installed this, one stop shopping:

https://lnengineering.com/2qt-deep-sump-oil-pan-kit-inc-pickup-tube-extension-windage-tray-x51-baffle.html

bbiela 10-02-2018 06:43 PM

Thanks! The LN Engineering solution looks like the best solution for me.

steved0x 10-02-2018 07:43 PM

That's the one i have too, the LN. I had a 1.2L mantis that i was going to compare but lost my enthusiasm for the swap because the ln was working good for me, combined with a 10W50 oil (getting s hot down here in the SE...)

nakkinator 10-02-2018 09:26 PM

I've got a Tarrett baffle, was easy to install and my car hasn't died yet. No data system in my car unfortunately.

NewArt 10-07-2018 01:18 PM

The Mantissport 2 litre pan isn’t too low for the Boxster.


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