Most people know Jason Line for his on-track accomplishments.
But Line and teammate Greg Anderson are hands-on gearheads. Both spend countless hours wrenching on their Pro Stock engines as well as their personal project vehicles. The guys are currently up to their ears with fuel-injection testing and tuning on their new Pro Stock powerplants, but Line recently worked with PowerNationTV to share some insight on oil pumps.
For example, what is oil pressure and how much do you need? And when is it time to step up to a high-volume pump?
In summary, high-volume oil pumps are ideal for:
- Engines with increased bearing clearances
- High-mileage engines
- Drag racing, circle track racing, or other high-rpm applications
- Applications with oil cooler, remote filters, or other instances with additional oil
Watch the video for more information:
The best oil pump sits in the rear of the engine submerged in oil in the bottom of the oil pan. When the vehicle accelerates the oil flows to the rear of the pan. This is the reason why most V8 engines have the distributor in the rear of the engine (the distributor drives the oil pump).