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Thread: ITA CRX D16 Oil pan Baffling

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    Default ITA CRX D16 Oil pan Baffling

    Has anyone else seen a need for any type of additional oil pan baffling or maybe even an accusump? We have run the car for a few years, when the old engine recently locked. Again the engine was pretty tired anyway. Oil pressure did seem to dip a bit in some of the high G turns, but never saw it go super low. New motor is in the car, and am wondering if anything other than the stock pan with its baffle is needed. Would love to hear any recommendations.
    Derek Ketchie SEDiv

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    after market oil pans with baffling are recommended for both fighting g forces and heat reduction.

    Example:

    stock
    https://www.cantonracingproducts.com...ARING-OIL-PAN/

    Racing
    https://www.cantonracingproducts.com...FFLED-OIL-PAN/
    Last edited by mossaidis; 07-25-2014 at 02:39 PM.
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    The best way to prevent oil pressure dips is to use an Accusump, I have used it on everything from a GT4/5/lites to ITA Honda's. It is far superior to baffles, 1) you can mount the accusump all the way in the back right rear corner to help balance some weight, 2) put an easily reachable shutoff valve (near the shifter) so you can open if before you start the motor to "pre-prime" the block 3) the extra oil (and surface area) in the Accusump will help to keep the oil cool.

    All of the guys running my "Bullet Proof Motors" run them, and we have never had an oil related failure in 15+ yrs of racing.
    Tom Blaney
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    We used to run about a half qt low on purpose at places like roebling road in a d16a6 because the long side loads would end up just burning the excess. To that end, a scraper and better windage tray help, baffles not so much. I agree with Tom about running an accusump. Better some insurance than none, and pre oiling is useful.
    Last edited by Chip42; 07-29-2014 at 10:44 AM.
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    I am running an accusump on my D16A6 Bullet motor and an OE pan. I have not seen pressure below 60 while on track. Usually it is around 75.
    Chris Raffaelli
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    An Accusump will not help raise pressure, but works to stabilize what you have.

    They have been around a long time and are very well thought of. All my race cars have them. In and of themselves, they do not weigh much. The plumbing and oil in them weigh more than the can!

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    Where are you plumbing it into a D15 motor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    Where are you plumbing it into a D15 motor?

    On my D16 it is plumbed to a sandwich adapter at the oil filter. Oil filter is remote.
    Chris Raffaelli
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