Oil Pump Opinions

Discussion in 'Capri Chit Chat' started by 04grayst, 1 August 2014.

  1. 04grayst

    04grayst Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hi guys, busy getting my 2.8 engine rebuilt, new pistons, crank reground etc and have been asked to source a new oil pump. Martin from CapriGear is already having a look (top bloke) but i was wondering what people thought about going for high pressure/high capacity/standard??
     
  2. andyonthejob

    andyonthejob Registered Capri Power Member

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    High pressure high flow every time. Who wouldn't want those bearings crammed full of as much oil as possible all the time.
     
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    caprimk3 Richard Capri Power Member

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    I agree with that statement :thumbup1:
     
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    I read a thread some time back that states high flow is good, but high pressure causes excessive friction and excessive heat in bearing surfaces??? I'm not sure, but just putting it out there?
     
  5. 04grayst

    04grayst Registered Capri Power Member

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    Thanks guys, have also heard that high flow is good but high pressure may not be a good idea and can sap power?
     
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    essex3100 Registered Capri Power Member

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    i would fit a high flow pump every time. Make sure you fit a new (hardened) oil pump drive rod whilst youre in there.
     
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    brian c Registered Capri Power Member

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    What you have to remember is, it's crank and bearing clearance's that cause pressure, the pump standard or uprated just delivers the oil at a different rate.
     
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    renaulthater Registered Capri Power Member

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    I was informed that if youre using a oil cooler go for high pressure high flow, if no oil cooler just go for high pressure
     
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    brian c Registered Capri Power Member

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    That is correct.
     

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