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 Posted: 05-08-2008 12:19 am
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Greg Fletcher

Joined: 03-11-2005
Location: Lake Nacimiento, California USA
Posts: 421
I thought everyone knew about the curse of the Lotus 907 engine? My old JH did this every weekday for about 16 years on the transition from the Laguna Freeway to the 405 Freeway , which is a high speed, right sided curve (I'd be doing anywhere from 50mph to 70mph). Oil pressure would drop to about 30-35 lbs and straighten out when the curve was done. As long as it doesn't get to low for too long, it's not a big deal for a road car. The "fix" is to create hinged baffles in the sump (they are fixed on stock motors) or add an accusump type oil pump to boost pressure when required. I prefer to think it of it as a design feature myself. Watching the oil pressure gauge during those turns is always interesting.