Since readers don't know about baffling in the Lotus 2zz pan, I went back to the YouTube video referenced previously and looked at the comment section. Found this to be somewhat interesting. The YouTube I'm referring to can be found here:
One comment I thought was interesting:
From Toyota "The oil pan itself is without a baffle. This quickens the return of oil into the oil pan, increasing performance. Air suction was minimized by optimally positioning the suction pipe inlet"
The 2ZZ-GE can withstand 1.0G without sucking air."The problem with this is that many of the 2zz cars can pull 1.0G+ with good grip tires. And we know that the 2zz has had numerous issues in the oiling department. Which is why Lotus opted to use Accusump to keep oil pressure constant.
My "spirited" (Advan tires) driving in mountain canyons probably won't produce g forces over 1g? From what I've read, .9g is typical on the track with standard tires. I guess I shouldn't worry about the baffling. Are my assumptions correct? Of course, you can always fall back to better safe than sorry.
Clearly, keeping the sump topped off is important.....