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Keith1998M3
12-06-2004, 01:24 PM
I have had problems with a temporary loss of oil pressure on high speed turns while racing. Where can I find a slotted / gated oil pan for racing purposes for a 1998 M-3? In particular, I understand that a a gated aluminum oil pan is available for European models. It is probably a special order item.

Where can I find such an item? How much might is cost?

Alternatively, are there other oil pans for racing that may be available for lower cost? I have seen one advertised in Rondel thru VacMotorSports.

I have also seen a one piece weld in baffle for stock oil pans. Will this baffle really do the trick? Any guidance you can offer will be appreciated. Thanks.

Jed
12-06-2004, 01:48 PM
There is a baffle kit available through Turner Motorsports for $199.

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=TMSE36OPB

You'd have to do the work to put the baffles in. I believe the pan that you were talking about from BMW is the same one in the M3 Lightweight, which I would think is a pricey piece.

Keith1998M3
12-10-2004, 03:39 PM
There is a baffle kit available through Turner Motorsports for $199.

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=TMSE36OPB

You'd have to do the work to put the baffles in. I believe the pan that you were talking about from BMW is the same one in the M3 Lightweight, which I would think is a pricey piece.I checked with Turner and, in addition to the kit, they had a used pan with the baffle already welded in. That seemed more convenient that looking around for someone to do the whole job so I took it. Thanks for the tip.

Pinecone
01-10-2005, 09:41 AM
You can find the LTW pans, but expect to pay on the order of $1000 plus for one.

mcoupemindy
06-02-2011, 12:38 PM
I have a spare oil pan in my garage if you need it to baffle. Shoot me a PM / email.