There are several key areas that we believe need to be better understood with the Lotus powertrain to insure safety and reliability. We’ve employed our in-house engineer, Ryan Kuhlenbeck, to educate the community on some of these important subjects.
3. Forced Induction
Ryan had worked within GM’s High Performance Vehicle Operations (HPVO) for 7+ years as a mechanical engineer. Check out the image below and get a feel for his qualifications. Ryan is a partner in Secant Vehicles and was responsible for the mechanical integration on the Lotus Type I Ecotec conversion. As a result, he has been working on the Lotus Exige/Elise for 4+ years. Our QWKcans were developed by Ryan and showcase his thorough approach when engineering solutions.
In the coming weeks, we will focus on these subjects, one at a time. We will cover everything from the basics, failure modes, safe modifications, unsafe modifications and more. We are digging deeper to improve our collective knowledge and to help dispel some of the misinformation that seems to be floating out there. Our goal is to educate the community with the help of a degreed and experienced automotive engineer.
There are a handful of products that Ryan is currently working with us to develop. These projects are in various states of completion and still have some engineering work that needs to be done. Here’s a peek at what to expect from Sector111 this year:
• Dry-sump oil system
• Sequential gearbox
• Dog-engagement gearbox
• Fuel Cell
• Fuel pumps
• Forced Induction: Turbo & TVS
• Gauge Package
• & much more!
Here is the first video: PCV System