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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

Accusump Basics

Posted by Jeff Behuniak on May 5, 2017 4:42:53 PM

The Accusump has been around for over 30 years. Since it was created the Accusump has saved countless engines, spared thousands of bank accounts and allowed racers to continue racing instead of needing costly engine rebuilds in the middle of racing season.  

The Accusump is a piston style Accumulator. To really understand what that means we need to break that down into two parts. Part one, what an Accumulator is, and part two, the benefits of the piston design.

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

The Showdown: Steel VS Aluminum Oil Pans

Posted by Jeff Behuniak on Feb 14, 2017 4:48:51 PM

   A lot of people assume that an oil pan is just an oil pan. The assumption is that it holds oil and that’s it. Simple and cheap is the way to go. The only time many people think about their oil pan is when it is time for engine maintenance and they need to drain the oil. However, for the more dedicated of auto enthusiasts an oil pan and subsequently an entire oiling system can be a matter of engine life and death. Many enthusiasts know that there are 3 types of basic oiling systems. (Click here to read that blog). Beyond the types of oiling systems there are specifics about how to set them up. With many different types and options for oiling systems we could go on for days. However, here we are just going to focus on the two most common materials used for oil pans.

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Topics: Reviews & Comparisons, Engine Oil System Technology

3 Basic Types of Oiling Systems

Posted by Jeff Behuniak on Dec 1, 2016 11:19:39 AM

The oiling system is one of the most important parts of an engine.  Yet it is one of the most neglected and misunderstood.....Until a catastrophic failure occurs.  If you are part of the latter then we are sorry for your loss and are here to help make sure it doesn't happen again.  If you are ahead of the curve and addressing your oiling system before failure.  Congratulations!  You have made a great choice.

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Engine Maintenance Is A Pain

Posted by Jeff Behuniak on Nov 29, 2016 3:12:44 PM
It is common knowledge that engine maintenance is a necessary part of an engine. Maintenance costs money, time and can often lead to costly downtime.  Proper engine maintenance however can prevent premature wear and also improve efficiency over the life of an engine.  With modern technology it is common for standard automotive engines to last well into the 200k mile range and beyond.  A quick browse through the cheap cars listed on craigslist will confirm this.  There are many different things that can affect maintenance intervals for an engine.  The most obvious of those being how the engine is being used.  The three most common applications for engines are Standard Automotive, Marine, & Industrial Use.
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Topics: Engine Maintenance

Plastic Tanks,
The Good, Bad, & Ugly

Posted by Jeff Behuniak on Oct 28, 2016 4:45:35 PM
As anyone that has spent anytime under the hood of a car knows most coolant tanks are made of plastic.  In the majority of automotive applications the coolant tank is manufactured out of polyethylene.  The use of polyethylene as with anything else has advantages and disadvantages.   Lets look at why plastic may or may not be the best choice for you ... 
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Topics: Reviews & Comparisons, Engine Cooling Technology





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