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Rover K engine inclination
drt - 16/5/18 at 04:34 PM

Dear chaps

Regarding my project car... I'm fitting a rover K engine (Rover 45) and in my application it would be better if I could have the engine
about 10-15 degrees more slant over. See pictures

I'm under the impression that the sump normally is level in the original car.

Will the engine agree with this ?

Do i need to alter...the sump or oil pick up ?

Will oil in the head accumulate or drain too quickly?

drt - 16/5/18 at 04:54 PM

Just measured 11,1 degrees from horizontal (bottom sump)

mackei23b - 17/5/18 at 09:08 AM

All the Caterhams run inclined. I've just measured my engine in the Caterham at the cam cover and it is inclined 14 degrees. That said it has a Caterhams run their own wet and dry sump systems that were designed for this inclination.



drt - 17/5/18 at 01:58 PM

Thanks Ian

I'll modify the sump a bit... should work then ^^