Oil pan baffles require replacement?

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The standard sump, for anybody that doubted it was just a standard sump.
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Moroso sump being fitted today so I will have conclusive evidence that it’s a standard Toyota sump on there.
So that begs the question...Why the baffles for the GT and not the Emira? At some point and for some reason Lotus thought the V6 needed baffles. Now they switch back to a stock Toyota sump. Except for cost cutting it doesn't really make sense.

I guess if any track driven Emiras start having oil starvation problems we'll here about it soon enough.
 

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So that begs the question...Why the baffles for the GT and not the Emira? At some point and for some reason Lotus thought the V6 needed baffles. Now they switch back to a stock Toyota sump. Except for cost cutting it doesn't really make sense.

I guess if any track driven Emiras start having oil starvation problems we'll here about it soon enough.

The GT was not a first model, expect maybe the S or R models to have a baffled sump.
 

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The Emira should be able to pull the same lateral G's as an Evora GT so you would think they would do the baffled sump in them also but maybe Lotus just had a bunch of those they needed to get rid of and used them on the GT's and now back to standard.
Either way if you plan to track your Emira I would recommend the Moroso pan! We will be installing one on our car as a safeguard.
We will do our best to keep them in stock but there has been a bit of a run on them lately since a lot of Evora GT's hit that service interval, so they are about 4 weeks out currently.
Check them out here: Moroso Baffled Pan
 
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The Emira should be able to pull the same lateral G's as an Evora GT so you would think they would do the baffled sump in them also but maybe Lotus just had a bunch of those they needed to get rid of and used them on the GT's and now back to standard.
Either way if you plan to track your Emira I would recommend the Moroso pan! We will be installing one on our car as a safeguard.
We will do our best to keep them in stock but there has been a bit of a run on them lately since a lot of Evora GT's hit that service interval, so they are about 4 weeks out currently.
Check them out here: Moroso Baffled Pan

Hey @GRP - just out of curiosity.. Do you know if the MWR version has the same offset internal studs? Or does their design improve that from the "regular" Moroso pan? Are they a straight shot through the access holes?
 

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Hey @GRP - just out of curiosity.. Do you know if the MWR version has the same offset internal studs? Or does their design improve that from the "regular" Moroso pan? Are they a straight shot through the access holes?
Same same on the internal studs.
Those are a bit of a pain for sure. I use a magnetic wobble 10mm socket to install the nuts on those and it goes decently.
 
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Same same on the internal studs.
Those are a bit of a pain for sure. I use a magnetic wobble 10mm socket to install the nuts on those and it goes decently.

None of my 10mm wobbles were short enough to thread the nuts on so I actually used a spare spring I had in my toolbox and MacGyvered them on before torquing them down with the socket. 😂
 
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The other one is MWR's spec which is even higher capacity is the main difference.
Not really needed for a street/track car, its more geared towards a all out race car. They developed it for 2gr swapped MR2's afaik.
 

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None of my 10mm wobbles were short enough to thread the nuts on so I actually used a spare spring I had in my toolbox and MacGyvered them on before torquing them down with the socket. 😂
I also watched MavGyver as a youngster and its come in handy sometimes! lol
 

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The Emira should be able to pull the same lateral G's as an Evora GT so you would think they would do the baffled sump in them also but maybe Lotus just had a bunch of those they needed to get rid of and used them on the GT's and now back to standard.
Either way if you plan to track your Emira I would recommend the Moroso pan! We will be installing one on our car as a safeguard.
We will do our best to keep them in stock but there has been a bit of a run on them lately since a lot of Evora GT's hit that service interval, so they are about 4 weeks out currently.
Check them out here: Moroso Baffled Pan
Any idea whether the clearance still works on the Emira? I know the exhaust is slightly different compared to the Evora, wasn't sure whether the corner of the pan that sticks out compared to stock would interfere in any way.
 
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Any idea whether the clearance still works on the Emira? I know the exhaust is slightly different compared to the Evora, wasn't sure whether the corner of the pan that sticks out compared to stock would interfere in any way.

The aero tray may be an issue too. I've heard of some Evora owners having clearance issues. I'm betting they were trying to reinstall their panel without spacers though.. Who knows.

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Any idea whether the clearance still works on the Emira? I know the exhaust is slightly different compared to the Evora, wasn't sure whether the corner of the pan that sticks out compared to stock would interfere in any way.
The headers and mid-pipe/Y-pipe is the same from the Evora (except the end flange) so it shouldn’t have any fitment issues.
The undertray may be changed up some but that could be modded easily to fit worst case scenario.
 

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Is there a reason why owners prefer baffled pans to dry sumps?
 

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