Umm, could you please draw a diagram on the chalkboard for the slower kids in class. Like me. :lol: :crazy:jub jub said:I'll give you the Cliff Notes version.
Basically, the oil for your engine is held in a remote reservoir instead of the oil pan. The advantage is being able to run a lot of oil without fear of over-filling the crankcase, which increases crancase pressure. Also benificial in racing where excessive G-force might cause the oil to pool on the side of the engine thus causing the oil pump to suck air...which is a big no-no.
I don't know the answer to your second question.
Bob:Bob said:Would it be possible to use the C6 ZO6 dry sump and trans and diff cooling systems on a C5 Zo6?
A single stage is not a dry sump. To have a dry sump you must pump the oil out of the pan. Maybe they only have one scavenge stage.DJWorm said:BTW the C6 Z06 will be a single stage 8 qt. system, which is relatively small but will offer a higher system pressure than current OEM wet sump systems.
Dry sump oiling system The LS7 has a dry-sump oiling system designed to keep the engine fully lubricated during the high cornering loads the Corvette Z06 is capable of producing. An engine compartment-mounted 8-quart reservoir delivers oil at a constant pressure to a conventional-style oil pump pick-up at the bottom of the engine. The pressurized oil feed keeps the oil pick-up continually immersed in oil at cornering loads exceeding 1 g. Oil circulates through the engine and down to the oil pan, where it is sent back to the reservoir via a scavenge pump. The large-capacity reservoir, combined with a high efficiency air-to-oil cooler, provides necessary engine oil cooling under the demands of the engine’s power output. With the dry-sump system, oil is added to the engine via the reservoir tank – which includes the oil level dipstick.