Rockingham + S15 = Holes in sumps.

Hole in S15 sump

We were on track yesterday at the newly launched Japfest 2: The Evolution at Rockingham for an exhibition match. I was loving the course –  very fast and required lightning quick direction changes, a speciality of the Mid-engined DW S15. I made it to the final against Danny Eyles but carried way to much speed in the mid section, and took a diversionary line across the grass to avoid a big smash. Then in the last run, I proceded to limit the S15 up the long straight, where just before I turned around to stop, the car had some major traction issues combined with some unfamiliar smoke in the cabin (not the good tyre type smoke)…Turns out my rear tyres were covered in oil and there were two large holes in the sump :(.
We’re suspecting an oil pump wheel failure, but until it’s apart it’s a bit of a guessing game. It was a real shame as the car was going really well.
Great fun event though, and congratulations to Danny  for taking the win 🙂
Al is working on a full video of the event so we should see that later in the week. 🙂 Anyone got a 2J? Naturally of course, we’ll keep you posted with progress!

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James - Driftworks
James - Driftworks
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10 years ago

It’s going on the ramps now for investigation…

koan
koan
10 years ago

Agh that sucks! Took out a fair bit of metal though…

Adam
Adam
10 years ago

Saw it happen really gutted because it looded awsom and sound even better.. i was out on track right after, and that corner was scary without the thort of oil. Hope you guys get it sorted soon..

Driftworks
Driftworks
10 years ago

We’ve taken it apart – the oil pump has literally explodinationeteded.

Paz
Paz
10 years ago

Fit new oil pump, then game on?

mushtafa
mushtafa
10 years ago

What could cause an oil pump to explode like that?
I’ve never seen anything like that before

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