A quick look at oil pumps and their vital role in an engine
We covered the importance of lubrication and proper lubricant usage in an article some time ago. But, we barely mentioned the humble but vital oil pump.
A quick overview of the oil circulation system:
Technically speaking an oil pump has to be a positive displacement pump that serves to circulate lubricant inside the engine. A positive displacement pump moves volume when dealing with a non compressible fluid, such as motor oil.
Many kinds of pumps are used, but the most common ones are roots, gear, and helical pumps.
In the video below we look inside an asymmetrical helical oil pumps.
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This kind of unit provides steady and sufficient supply of lubricant for performance applications.