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What causes oil pressure problems?

Posted by Jeff Behuniak on Mar 7, 2018 12:18:42 PM

There are a number different direct and indirect causes for oil pressure problems. Everything from incorrect set up to incorrect installation can create an oil pressure issue.  There are even situations that can cause oil pressure drops despite the correct parts selection and flawless execution.  In these cases a Dry sump system or even an Oil Accumulator such as the Accusump can prevent catastrophic engine failure.

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Topics: Engine Oil System Technology, Engine Maintenance, Oil Pans

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

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

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: Engine Oil System Technology, Reducing Engine Wear, Oil Pans

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, Oil Pans

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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Topics: Oil Pans

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