Questions about the R18 oil system

Hi folks!

For a bit of variety, a small question time. I’ve a few understanding problems regarding the oil system of the car (cooling/storing/leading). For explanation of the problem, please change to the pictures caption.

If somebody can help me, please mail me (mail adress in contact section) or comment directly to this post.

Thanks beforehand!

The orange circled item should be the oil cooler. Everybody agrees? (The big one behind, which seems like to be out of aluminium is the water cooler.) And now, if that’s really the oil cooler it’s feeding line (or return line, that doesn’t matter) leads into the monocoque. That means, that the oil tank (where I was swearing in the last post about, that I forgot the cutout in the monocoques rear bulkhead) is internal. Does that arrangement makes sense? I guess, the oil tank should be mounted at the engines front. Click on picture for full resolution. Picture source:

Another picture of this area. The pipe leads into the monocoque for 100 per cent, I elicited that on another picture. Click on picture for full resolution. Picture source:

I’m glad for every help, be it from an engineer or someone else.



About paulsf1

My name is Paul Bischof. I’m a student in mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Graz in Austria, expected finishing in February 2016. Since I was eight years old, I am building model planes out of paperboard. Since 2004 I scratch (that means building without an assembling set) Formula 1 and sportscars in 1:10th scale. The average time I need for such a car is around 400 to 700 hours within 4 to 8 months. One car has around 3500 up to 5000 single components. On this blog, you can take a look on my work and later, after my studies, hopefully you can see me in Formula 1.

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