A MWR exclusive
Both the Lotus/Toyota 1ZZ and 2ZZ engines have oil system issues. Neither engine has adequate oil capacity or effective oil pan baffling. What that means to you is if you run your car hard, especially around corners on sticky tires, there’s a chance you’ll have oil pickup problems. The result is usually a spun rod bearing or even an exploded oil pump.
The solution is here. This fabricated oil pan tackles all of these problems individually. First, to help handle heat the oil capacity is increased to 6 quarts and the entire pan is made of aluminum, which effectively pulls some heat out of the oil. Additionally, the large capacity and the internal baffling with trap doors keeps a steady supply of oil around the pickup even when you corner on race tires. No more oil starvation.
The icing on the cake is that we have equipped this pan with both a bung for turbo oil return and a bung for an oil temperature sensor, both 1/2″ NPT. Forget the headaches of trying to weld, drill, and tap a bung on to your puny stock steel oil pan.
This popular pan’s design allows you to retain your 2ZZ’s crankshaft scraper plate with no trimming required, just a small bend for clearance.