Dry sump meaning

Dry sump definition

A lubrication system in which the engine's supply of oil is not contained in the crankcase (sump ) but is pumped to the engine from an external container. This system allows the crankcase to be reduced in size and the engine to be installed lower in the chassis , and eliminates the oil starvation most conventional oiling systems suffer when subjected to the accelerative, braking, and cornering forces generated by a racing car.

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