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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.....
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.
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.
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.