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Oil Pan baffle...experience/explanation (archive)

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Posted by Pat Chiang on August 17, 2001 at 13:13:50:

In Reply to: Re: Suspension replacement posted by Darren M on August 17, 2001 at 11:38:41:


Darren,

I had the oil pan baffle and lost the #2 main bearing on the street. I think the baffle helps, but you need to overfill the oik by 1/16 or an inch. This is very important!!! even with the oil pan baffle.

The reason is when you are going up hill on right turns the oil is unable to drain towards the front of the engine...near the timing chain. The oil pump is still picking up oil and pumping it to the top but when all of the oil is near the top and can't drain to the bottom = no oil in the pan. So even if you have the baffle, there is no oil to pump until you slam on the brakes to move the oil to the front of the engine. Our engines lean towards the passenger side that is long right handers uphill are really bad!!!.

Pat Chiang




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