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Loafing around at dog agility classes (I'm strictly there for moral support) is also good thinking time ;)

The extra time also helps for unnoticed horrors to catch the eye: a casting bleb high up in the timing gear housing, about the size of ¼ peanut, was held on by less than 1mm² and took the slightest of taps to detach :shock:
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Here's the offending bleb and where it was lurking (right next to where I had chosen to relocate the dipstick, that tiny white dot by the file handle is where it was attached)
I dont want to think about the damage it could have done.
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I've had a bit of a break from this, busy at work and cultivating new interests but it was time to get back on it.
Sump baffle plate prototyping.
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Getting my head aroond the problem now.

All wbx engines have a quite shallow sump, which means that even modest cornering or braking/acceleration forces (and therefore tilt and pitch angles when offroading) cause the oil to surge to either the ends and/or into the rocker boxes, via the pushrod tubes and their drain ports. This can cause the oil pickup to be exposed to the air in the crankcase, the pump then sucks in air and oil pressure fluctuates. Not good for bearing life!

The wbx6 makes this worse by having a sump 50% longer, increasing the risk of the oil pickup becoming exposed.

So...it needs some decent oil control in form of (1) a close fitting horizontal baffle to restrict oil surge into the rocker boxes and (2) hinged gates to keep the oil around the pickup, which also needs some work:

Because of the wbx6 origins and Oettinger being a bit lazy, the oil pickup is offset towards the back of the sump, not in the middle.

The original had a feeble baffle plate tacked to it, better to start again with an extended pipe:
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Back to hardboard and cardboard!

The big idea is to divide the sump into nine compartments of about 600-700cc, using the existing cast-in baffles and augmenting them with a pair of longitudinal steel plates (each with three gates made from hinges with the holes welded up to control side to side surge) as well as another pair of gates controlling fore/aft surge.

Basically, a set of one-way flaps that encourage the oil towards the pickup at all times.

The horizontal baffle will have a large hole in the middle to direct all dtain-down oil directly to the pickup, this will also provide a large flat surface for the oil to deaerate (a good thing) at the running level, which should be around the mid-way level with a full sump, because all running engines "hold" a certain volume of oil in the rocker boxes, galleries etc as well as that which forms a sort of cloud caught up around the rotating crank assembly.

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Hopefully all these measures will result in stable oil pressures regatdless if the driving conditions or terrain. Can't be any worse than no baffling at all...
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AFM part number research on goggle led me to the Finnish Wikipedia page for the T3, which now has a raft of Oettinger history and part number data :D

https://fi.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswa ... orter_(T3)
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