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Old 10-01-2018, 12:54 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 10-01-2018, 02:58 PM   #2
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I have both items and still have pressure drops, but I'd say yes, you want the deep sump.
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:31 PM   #3
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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.

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Old 10-02-2018, 04:00 AM   #4
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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:
what's the right (engine) oil level for the track (post 8)

Spec Boxster Build (post 942)

Oil Starvation (post 23)
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Old 10-02-2018, 12:10 PM   #5
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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
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Old 10-02-2018, 05:43 PM   #6
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Thanks! The LN Engineering solution looks like the best solution for me.
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Old 10-02-2018, 06:43 PM   #7
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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...)
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I've got a Tarrett baffle, was easy to install and my car hasn't died yet. No data system in my car unfortunately.
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The Mantissport 2 litre pan isn’t too low for the Boxster.
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