<VV> High Volume Oil pump

kcvair at netscape.com kcvair at netscape.com
Sat Dec 22 08:30:54 EST 2007

I just found out how much and fast a stock oil pump will pump.  While manually turning the pump with my drill on new engine I neglected to put oil filter back on and had most of the oil pump on to the floor in 1 minute.  It was a little messy.  Ken


--- jekepler at amplex.net wrote:

From: "John Kepler" <jekepler at amplex.net>
To: "'Garth Stapon'" <corvair2 at earthlink.net>, <kenpepke at juno.com>,	<virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Subject: RE: <VV> High Volume Oil pump
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 11:08:23 -0500

How that applies to an air cooled motor is open to discussion.

Ask any engineer....pumping loads are pumping loads, and ALL of them are

FWIW, "stock" oil pumps move MUCH more oil than an engine can reasonably
handle, that's why there's a by-pass valve in the pump.  Just because a
little is good, a lot isn't necessarily better!


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