During braking, accelerating and cornering, oil in the sump is forced towards the sides (known as oil surge). Under normal driving conditions, this is not a problem and any surge is within the limits for which the sump was designed.

However, if the car is driven on track enthusiastically and has more power, or has bigger brakes and/or stickier tyres, the oil surge increases. This can eventually lead to oil starvation when the oil pickup is momentarily deprived of oil supply while the lubricant is trying to climb the sides of the sump and block. The result is an expensive engine rebuild.

The FT658 modified baffle from Burton Power is designed to keep oil surrounding the pick-up at all times under much more extreme conditions than the sump was designed for. The baffle features a one-way gate that allows oil movement towards the pickup pipe but not away.

The FT658 modified baffle suits all RHD alloy RS2000 sumps with bolt-in baffles It will only fit right-hand drive sumps.

The FT658 modified baffle retails at £84 inc VAT.

Available now from www.burtonpower.com or 0208 554 2281 ENDS.