Slick Tyres with Wet Sump

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Slick Tyres with Wet Sump

Currently running a K-Series with a wet sump.  

Considering a set of slicks for next season, however am very aware of centrifugal/centripetal forces working on the oil in the engine. I have a seven litre Apollo tank fitted and was wondering if that sort of volume wound be sufficient to keep the engine sufficiently charged with oil during long corners....

Thanks - Dave 

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One thing to consider Dave, that when Caterham Midlands ( the original one owned by Derek) were originally testing ACB10s on wet sump cars, at Mallory, they were running the bearings in two laps......though I have no idea whether the cars had Apollo tanks fitted.

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I think, in Dave's case, that the mediocre coefficient of friction between rubber and wheat will afford some protection against oil starvation, no matter how wide and sticky the tyres... Rofl

James

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After following you on the sighting laps at Brands Hatch,  I would ask yourself if you will stay on the track long enough to get any heat into slicks Dave Whistle

 

 

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Arrow Up

Coming from you!

(Spun off at Cadwell on first corner of Mountain during sighting lap!!!)

 

 

 

 

 

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@# 3

Mixing farming with driving was an efficient use of my time!

 

 

 

 

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Multi-tasking !
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Don't listen to them, Dave. Hehe

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Back to a serious note, it's worth noting that the purpose of the Apollo anti cavitation tank is to help remove air bubbles from aerated oil, and oil pressure is only provided when the tank is full. It does not protect against oil surge as a dry sump system does.

I know a few that datalog oil pressure on track have certainly seen significant dips in oil pressure with Apollo tanks with less grip than slicks may provide.

That said, I also know of at least three VHPDs with dry sump that have suffered big end failure on track, most likely due to the comparatively small capacity of the bell tank. It's important to keep a close eye on oil level during a track day!

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Club trackday rules don't allow slicks unless you have a full cage.

BECs Rule !
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I should be all right then. Coffee

Not sure about this though - seen plenty of cars on slicks on trackdays over the years.