They changed the design from SF for the SG and that's exactly how my Foz got hydrolocked. Under heavy throttle the water just went straight across the top of the snokus box and into the filter. Two weeks the later conrod snapped and pistons went through the block!Wasn't the snorkus section, or whatever the proper name was, there to keep water out if you drive through deep puddles?
Well, there is something else, it could be a baffled sump, the Toyota 2ZZGE engine for example comes with an inadequate oil capacity and a non baffled pan, you can get an baffled oil pan/sump from Moroso to prevent oil starvation under hard cornering/braking, this pan, as do others often increases the oil capacity, this is done to handle heat better, they also are often bigger aluminum units designed to help pull heat out of the oil. Oil coolers obviously do help with the heat but not the pickup problems.I'm wondering how much extra oil would be in the sump after the pan gets hit because it's lower than the rest of the car...
That alone may well qualify it as a useless mod...
Why you would want more oil to begin with...
On the plus side:
- More expensive oil changes
- Increased time for the oil to warm up, enhancing opportunity for contamination buildup on short trips
Perhaps the "enhanced" oil sump is over qualified as a useless mod.
- Hmmm... Can't think of anything..
If the intent (provided there is one) is to have cooler oil due to a larger volume, I'd think for very hot climates an oil cooler would be a better choice.