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Mini7

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Charlotte, NC
I’m interested in the outcome of this discussion On baffled oil pans. I run one on my mini. More of a baffled oil pickup. Surprised that the topic hasn’t really come up in the track section For the Mk7’s. Was planning to ask this very question in my track thread. Especially for folks running slicks. Heck at 1.2g braking and cornering on good street tires or R - comps, that enough to start causing issues in longer radius turns.

It will be good to know what the TCR cars have done to combat this.
 

victorofhavoc

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Kansas City
So my first thought was "I'm sure the TCR is a dry sump", but then i started looking over the spec sheet and it's actually a wet sump. FCP always seems to be information friendly, so I'll send them an email sometime today and ask for their thoughts.
 

victorofhavoc

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Kansas City
So my first thought was "I'm sure the TCR is a dry sump", but then i started looking over the spec sheet and it's actually a wet sump. FCP always seems to be information friendly, so I'll send them an email sometime today and ask for their thoughts.
So I spoke with FCP. They said that the TCR racecar has a reworked PCV that eliminates the flooding issue, and mentioned that's one option of solving the issue (not sure how i would be able to get my hands on that PCV...) They also recommended either the 034 catch can (full pcv replacement - which i'm not totally onboard with) or a baffled oilpan as other options to resolve the issue. The baffled oil pan will likely be my first step, and if some oil still finds a way to creep into the PCV, I'll probably include an inline catch can like the Burger one.
 

Mini7

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Charlotte, NC
I already have the racing line catch can.

iAbed appears to have the better baffled oil pan. ISweep, ECS have alternate oil pans but they are not baffled well in my opinion. Not aware of any other options.
 

burgerkong

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Ontario, Canadeh
Time to contribute again! Surprisingly, TCR cars DO NOT have external oil or DSG coolers, they use the factory ones. As for baffled oil pans, iABED is the only one that makes a full replacement. I was talking to Issam a while back regarding the possibility of a weld-in solution like what Moroso does, but he tells me even with the steel pan it's not deep enough. A better option is to plumb in an Accusump.

Also, for people wanting to address fuel pickup issues, time to plumb in Radium, USRT or IE surge tanks! Something people here rarely talk about!
 

Blunted_Brick

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Location
usa
Is there anything in this picture that you can see that's helpful? I was a guest of LIQUI MOLY/ FCP during the VIR event last year and took a few engine bay shots.
The top plate appears to have a doghouse+baffle arrangement like the VWR CC, but assembled by welding vs. bolting, and routed straight to the intake tract through a hose from the top of the doghouse, instead of to a catch can through a hose from the front of the doghouse. Probably the most efficient arrangement possible.
 

Phb

New member
H All,

Was wondering if anyone tried the adapter from a SMART ForTwo instead of those mentioned previously?

Video Here @2.35min - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58bqc6J__cQ

AliEx - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33006417255.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.11e359bbnZy6wm&algo_pvid=efbbd709-026e-4f4c-9737-95e73c564b9b&algo_expid=efbbd709-026e-4f4c-9737-95e73c564b9b-0&btsid=d052ddee-6d1c-4f8e-98eb-e9a6955625c4&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_6,searchweb201603_55

MOCAL UK also has one, Type M - http://www.mocal.co.uk/products-octakeoffs.html
As described here - https://www.evilution.co.uk/413


Would be too good to be true if it worked without issue?

Regards

Some pictures O got from the Ali Ex link.
 

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burgerkong

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Location
Ontario, Canadeh
H All,

Was wondering if anyone tried the adapter from a SMART ForTwo instead of those mentioned previously?

Video Here @2.35min - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58bqc6J__cQ

AliEx - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33006417255.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.11e359bbnZy6wm&algo_pvid=efbbd709-026e-4f4c-9737-95e73c564b9b&algo_expid=efbbd709-026e-4f4c-9737-95e73c564b9b-0&btsid=d052ddee-6d1c-4f8e-98eb-e9a6955625c4&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_6,searchweb201603_55

MOCAL UK also has one, Type M - http://www.mocal.co.uk/products-octakeoffs.html
As described here - https://www.evilution.co.uk/413


Would be too good to be true if it worked without issue?

Regards

Some pictures O got from the Ali Ex link.
Hmmmmm, that looks suspiciously close, but I can't see the connection between Smart and VAG? Buying one just to check.
 

ChrisMk77

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Sweden
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2018 GTI Performance
The top plate appears to have a doghouse+baffle arrangement like the VWR CC, but assembled by welding vs. bolting, and routed straight to the intake tract through a hose from the top of the doghouse, instead of to a catch can through a hose from the front of the doghouse. Probably the most efficient arrangement possible.
If you look closely there is a huge CC where the battery was. You can see the hose from the plate connected to the can and then the stock hose connecting to the inlet.
 

burgerkong

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Location
Ontario, Canadeh
So, here's some pics from one of the techs/pit crew of HRD who runs the FCP cars as well as several others (including their own). I'll quote Tim on some stuff (we were discussing this in depth today haha):

....Very basic, pcv runs to the side, vented at the top into the air inlet pipe post air filter...

.....Yeah looks very simple, looks like it has an internal baffle as well. You can see the diagonal weld on the front....
Also attached the RS3 LMS parts list as well as the GTI.
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Crild

Go Kart Champion
Location
Florida
So, here's some pics from one of the techs/pit crew of HRD who runs the FCP cars as well as several others (including their own). I'll quote Tim on some stuff (we were discussing this in depth today haha):



Also attached the RS3 LMS parts list as well as the GTI.
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FCP was telling me its just an atmospheric dump and not exactly a "catch can" when they showed me the car.
 

GTIfan99

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
FL
My co driver for autocross and endurance races just got picked up for a TCA seat with Honda and I was looking over the race car. Seems they're using a triple pass radiator and the factory water to oil cooler. Interesting.
 
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victorofhavoc

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Kansas City
My co driver for autocross and endurance races just got picked up for a TCA seat with Honda and I was looking over the race car. Seems they're using a triple pass radiator and the factory water to oil cooler. Interesting.
I'm guessing like most proper racecars the radiator is a thicker core, angled, has a ton of air flow from a larger bumper, and isn't nearly as obstructed. Proper engine bay packaging can do so much for overall temps.
 
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