im in for sure, any idea if it will work with a crank scraper? im sure it would.
So I recently had the privilege of installing the new INA VR6 race oil pan on my car. The unit that I have is a pre-production unit, but as far as i know the production version is more or less the exact same.
main benefits of this pan.
- extra ground clearance. this pan sits over an inch higher than an OEM 12v pan.
- extra volume for increased cooling (7 liters of oil in my system without an external oil cooler).
- baffled, to keep oil at the pick up for the track or windy roads (or even on long highway ramps).
- fittings for oil return (front and rear), as well as for oil temp probe.
- steel, so will be more durable (unlike the mk5 r32 unit).
I'm not sure on pricing or availability, but if you are interest, please message Isaam.
now for the install.
first, here are 2 overview pics of the pan, so you can see how it looks. (all hail my Wurth spray bomb skills)
and now two pics of the internals. you can see the proper trap door style baffles, as well as magnetic drain plug.
now to give you a sense of the OEM pan, and how much clearance it has. Take note of the bottom of the pan in relationship to the bellhousing as well as the subframe.
the biggest concern of course is that the OEM pan is the lowest point of the car, and sits lower than the subframe.
now with the OEM pan removed, you can see the stock oil pump/pickup.
now look at the mk5 r32 pump/pickup. It is instantly obvious how much higher it sits (and how much of my powdercoating came off, lol)
and then.... drum roll please..................
the INA pan installed.
the most important pic, where you can clearly see that the pan is now higher than the subframe.
Thats it for now. Unfortunately i didnt get before and after pics of the ground clearance with the car on the ground. But its just too hard to get a good pic of that. But there is probably 1 1/2 inches of additional clearance. The other thing is that I'm actually seeing a bit higher oil pressure now, which may be because of the fresh oil pump.
If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask.
I think this is a great product, and its nice to see companies like INA continue to support the VR6 platform.
Here is a link to the album where the pics are stored in case you want to see the full size version of the pics.
2002.5 Jetta 1.8T - TOTALED (dodging deer)
2002.5 24v GTI - TOTALED (rear-ended by a Jeep)
1992 Corrado SLC - The toy & DD
2012 Golf R - The weekender
Hmmmm, will this be going into production soon? Def agreat looking product
Sucks I just bought a new standard 12V OEM when I did my rebuild... ohwell.
I find it interesting that the r32 oil pump is required with this pan. Is it just because of clearance issues?
Id love to get one but keep my oem oil pump..
Ball Park is going to be around $600 with the MKV R32 Oil pump, as always feed back is appreciated.
Scott thanks so much for the write up!
Not bad at all. At 400 w/out pump it'd be more cost efficient to buy this then to make it. Simple but complex. I like it.
Forced convection.... Now we grillin.
Some times she goes, some times she doesn't.... Way of the road
Rem 870 super mag in max 4 camo for sale. Pm me
If the price is right id take one
Im interested, just keep me posted. Cash in hands... will need the pub aswell.
Also, just curious, i know with the mkv pan you had to drill a hole for the dip stick, im assuming this isnt the case for these pans?
Hondas are pretty sick.....just saying.