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Oil sump mod or fix

Is there a oil sump mod or fix for the issues with the 2000 996? Can you put a deeper sump on or mod the crankcase breather in some sort of way?

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Deep sumps are to keep the pickup in the oil at all times even when the front end is way off the ground - I don't think it'll have any effect on sending oil out the crankcase breather. An aftermarket tail-mounted breather box will keep oil out of the airbox but it's expensive probably hard to find nowadays, and forces you to reroute a lot of wiring as well as relocate your computer box. Simpler to just do fewer and smaller wheelies,,,

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Oil sump mod or fix


Deep sumps are to keep the pickup in the oil at all times even when the front end is way off the ground - I don't think it'll have any effect on sending oil out the crankcase breather. An aftermarket tail-mounted breather box will keep oil out of the airbox but it's expensive probably hard to find nowadays, and forces you to reroute a lot of wiring as well as relocate your computer box. Simpler to just do fewer and smaller wheelies,,,

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