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Setting up Your Cooling System - Expansion vs Recovery Tanks

Posted by Jeff Behuniak on Oct 30, 2017 3:47:18 PM

Cooling systems are one of the most important systems in an engine.  Running an engine too hot can cause fluids and parts to break down an can ultimately lead to a catastrophic failure.  At the same time an engine that is running too cold can be inefficient and poor performing.

There are two ways that engines have traditionally been cooled, by air and by water. Many old cars and even some newer motorcycles feature air cooled engines.   However, most modern cars require liquid cooled systems. 

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Topics: Product Tech, Engine Cooling Technology

How to Estimate Your Engine's Required Fuel Flow.

Posted by Jeff Behuniak on Sep 1, 2017 12:49:51 PM

We are occasionally asked, what fuel flow do I need to support my application?  Or, will your fuel filter flow enough for my engine?  These are important questions when selecting fuel filters, lines, and pumps for a performance engine.  You want to be sure that your components can deliverer the fuel needed to supply your thirsty engine.    

Fuel makes power.  Different types of fuel make different amounts of power.  By knowing the amount of power your engine makes or is expected to make and the type of fuel you will be running you can calculate your engine's required fuel consumption and flow.

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Topics: Product Tech

How to Change your Oil with an Accusump

Posted by Jeff Behuniak on Aug 11, 2017 4:31:19 PM

Changing your oil is a job that every gear head can do easily.  However, adding an Accusump to the car can make this engine maintenance task a bit more complicated.  There are a few extra steps required to be sure your Accusump is operating properly and getting its share of fresh oil.

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Topics: Engine Maintenance, Reducing Engine Wear, Engine Oil System Technology, How to Guides

Windage & How it Affects Your Motor

Posted by Jeff Behuniak on Jul 11, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Windage a very commonly misunderstood occurrence in an engine. With a good understanding of what it is you can negate its effects and improve the performance and longevity of your engine...

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Topics: Reducing Engine Wear, Product Tech, Engine Oil System Technology

Pros and Cons of the LS engine.

Posted by Jeff Behuniak on Jul 6, 2017 12:00:39 PM

Over the last 10 years the LS engine has rose to prominence.  The engine's performance potential and tight package along with high engine availability has created the perfect storm for the automotive aftermarket. Crazy swaps have pushed the LS into a level of its own. Chevy LS engines have found their way into everything from Classic muscles cars to lightweight sports cars like the Miata. This potential has even caused some series to ban LS swaps...

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Topics: Reviews & Comparisons, Engine Oil System Technology

The Science of Oil Slosh & What is going on in your oil pan.

Posted by Jeff Behuniak on Jun 28, 2017 11:45:00 AM
A lot of what happens in a motor is difficult to see. When a motor is running everything on the bottom end is closed up and hidden from view. This makes issues really difficult to pinpoint. In these cases guess and check can sometimes feel like the only way to figure out your problem. However, sometimes there are theories in play that can help solve issues.......
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Topics: Reducing Engine Wear, Product Tech, Engine Oil System Technology

Oil Pan Capacity - Too Much vs Not Enough

Posted by Jeff Behuniak on Jun 6, 2017 11:17:18 AM

As with many things there is a balance that needs to be achieved when it comes to your oil level. We have found that there are two common misconceptions when it comes to oil level. The first misconception is that the more oil the better because you don't want to risk starving your engine. The second misconception is that the lower the oil level the better because you don't want windage in the crankcase that will rob you of power. While both of these concepts are correct, carrying them out to the extreme by just raising and lowering the oil level in a stock oil pan is wrong. This thinking can actual cause more problems then it is supposed to solve.  

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Topics: Reducing Engine Wear, Engine Oil System Technology

Accusump Install - Do & Do Nots

Posted by Jeff Behuniak on May 23, 2017 8:00:00 AM

As with installing anything the Accusump has a list of Do and Do Nots when installing.  These unfortunately are common mistakes we see despite warnings in our full product installation guide. To save you the time we have listed a few of the common mistakes we see along with the correct way.

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Topics: Engine Maintenance, Reviews & Comparisons, Engine Cooling Technology, Engine Oil System Technology, Accusump

Importance of Accusump Valve Selection & How to Choose.

Posted by Jeff Behuniak on May 16, 2017 4:00:00 PM

In case you missed our first blog, Accusump Basics click here to understand the Accusump and how it works. The most important accessory to an Accusump oiling system is the valve. The valve is important for proper oil control and maximizing the efficiency of the Accusump.....  

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Topics: Reducing Engine Wear, Product Tech, Engine Oil System Technology, How to Guides, Accusump

4 Pieces Needed to Install an Accusump Correctly

Posted by Jeff Behuniak on May 10, 2017 3:00:00 PM

The Accusump is an important part of many oiling systems across the world. The Accusump can be an intimidating installation. To help simplify the process of selecting parts we have put together a quick list of the 4 pieces you will need to properly install the Accusump in your oiling system. 

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Topics: Engine Maintenance, Reducing Engine Wear, Engine Oil System Technology, How to Guides, Accusump

 

 

 

 

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