Will
Will New Reader
12/7/08 6:09 p.m.

Yesterday I spun a bearing in my supercharged 3.8 Ford as a result of oil starvation while autocrossing. It was a pricey engine, and since I now have to rebuild it I'm inclined not to do this again. No one makes a baffled pan for this car so I'll either have to have a custom sheet metal pan made or add baffles to the stock cast aluminum pan. Has anyone ever done this, and if so, do you have any advice on baffle design or anything else?

jimbbski
jimbbski New Reader
12/7/08 7:40 p.m.

The key is to try to keep oil near the pickup and not allow it to slosh away form the pickup for the oil pump. Putting small dams/lips along the sides of the pan should work for a street car. You could also try running some extra of oil. I did this for a road race Ford 2.0L engine with a steel oil pan and never had a oiling problem.

44Dwarf
44Dwarf Reader
12/7/08 7:57 p.m.

Thin 0.050 crank scraper and few sections of 1.5 angle iron welded around the bottom of the pan so the oil cant crawl up the side instead it rolls back on to the pick up.

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