In Reply to: A Baffling Question posted by The Green Weenie on March 11, 1999 at 09:13:16:
: The owner of a local BMW shop was telling me that if I plan to autocross my 97 M3 to any great extent, I should install an oil pan baffle to prevent starvation. And it just so happens that they make such a baffle and can install it for me.
: I have seen the Motorsport pans and aftermarket baffle systems. My question is, is this a common problem with these cars? I see how it could be if I had slicks and such but what about DOT tires and stock or slightly tuned suspension.
: I certainly don't mind spending the money if it is a necessary and effective mod.
The '95 M3 lightweight had such a baffled oil pan as stock to reduce oil starvation during high-g turns.