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Turbo Oil "tank"...what was Porsche thinking?

With the whole oil system capacity roughly 12-14 quarts, what was Porsche thinking when they placed a very small oil reservoir(with allen head to drain) that only has roughly a half-cup capacity of oil.

Porsche engineers typically do not design or implement superfluous mechanical items on the cars/engines, and I was wondering if this small amount of oil is actually a 'slag' that results from the turbo operation itself? Just curious if anyone else knows some details or history about this.

1983 911 3.3L Turbo(YES, I know the turbo badge is on the right...had to be different!)
1996 Toyota Corolla(der 'clapper')
Old 09-13-2010, 12:36 PM
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