SBD/Titan Duratec Twin Trough Dry Sump Kit, Inlet Side
SBD/Titan Duratec dry sump kit for the inlet side -10/-12 with twin trough sump pan. This dry sump system will fit the 2.0L, 2.3L & 2.5L Duratec engines. Suitable for Escorts and cars with crossmembers.
All our systems always run twin scavenge pumps, this means we have to run an external pump because it is not possible to mount sufficiently large enough pumps within the engine itself. Twin scavenge pumps allow the oil to be drawn from the engine via 2 pipes, when it is either decelerating, accelerating or going up or downhill. This is a significant advantage over a single scavenge system where the oil can only be drawn from one place (maybe front, back or middle). The amount of oil being pumped from the pressure pump is quite significant & it would only take seconds for the tank to empty if the oil was not being returned by the scavenge pump. This could create two problems;
1. The engine could run out of oil causing total engine failure.
2. The more oil that is being carried in the engine the less efficient it becomes, due to the fact that the components such as the crankshaft & con-rods have to wade through the oil causing dramatic losses in torque & horsepower.
SBD have spent many hours of design and development in conjunction with Titan Motorsport to ensure this all new system is a step above its competitors, this work started on the design board but quickly carried over to full-on Engine dyno time, followed by vigorous final testing on the track, the only way to ensure everything works as expected in the extreme conditions we need this to operate under.
Why were Titan Motorsport so keen for our feedback and testing? Well simply put, they knew we had the highest engine specifications, horsepower and rev range, so once a system was approved by us, there could be no argument of its suitability.
Every detail of the kit has been looked over with care and experience, from the small details like adjustable bent tension via the mounting plate, strategic cut-outs in the sump mating face to allow easy removal for those quick strip downs, all the way through to the key areas such as CNC machined pump body and pulley.
Clearly the quality of the system is high, but to keep the cost competitive Titan utilised the most cost effective manufacturing method to produce the sump pan, modern casting techniques. Some of our competitors have chosen to use a sump pan machined from Billet Aluminium, and although this may look impressive, it is an inherently more expensive method, and as such other areas of their systems need to be compromised to keep their overall kit cost competitive. The Billet sump pans are often heavier, and with weight a crucial part of Motorsport we were keen to have the lightest system, the SBD/Titan system is 0.3Kgs lighter than its closest rival.
The large capacity rotors are a very high flow which we have found necessary for the Duratec engine due to it’s aluminum construction which means as the engine warms up the bearing tolerances grow & therefore requiring a high flow pump. The system is available with 2 different sump pans; one design with a full length trough ideally suited for Caterham/Westfield types of car, the other sump pan has a cut out specifically designed to clear cross members on cars such as Escorts or similar. The Titan sump pan also has significant improvements on the scraper plate design over previous versions. This has improved the removal of the oil from the crank faster & directs it into the scavenge area of the sump. This reduces the drag on the crank and moving components, which allows the engine to potentially produce an increase in bhp.
Our advice is don’t try to do something different, follow the majority and chose the SBD Developed Titan Motorsport dry sump system, you won’t be disappointed.
The only other additions you will need to add to your dry sump kit is an oil tank, hoses to and from the engine and a remote oil filter head. These are dependent on your installation.
Please download the dry sump instructions at the top of the page for more information.