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Size Matters - Calculating Expansion Tank Size Requirements

Posted by Jeff Behuniak on Jan 12, 2018 10:32:40 AM

The main job of an expansion tank has to do with, not surprisingly, expansion.  As a basic requirement, expansion tanks should allow enough space for coolant to expand at normal operating temperature and not be pushed out of the pressure relief fitting in the neck. 

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Topics: Product Tech, Engine Cooling Technology, Tanks

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: Engine Cooling Technology, Product Tech, Tanks

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

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

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

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