Oil Pumps Champaign IL

Looking for Oil Pumps in Champaign? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around Champaign that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find Oil Pumps in Champaign.

AAA Brake & Radiator Service
(217) 351-7503
807 N State Street
Champaign, IL
Services
Auto Air Conditioning & Heating Service & Repair, Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair
Products
Brakes

Twin City Tire Co
(217) 352-4286
210 S Walnut St
Champaign, IL
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Chem Dry Heartland
(217) 352-7500
1711 Georgetown Drive
Champaign, IL
Services
Interior Cleaning

Norris Tire & Auto Center
(217) 359-0103
702 North Country Fair Drive
Champaign, IL
Specialty
Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Machine Shop Service, Maintenance, Tires/Wheels, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Tue:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Wed:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Thu:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Fri:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Sat:7:30 am-4:00 pm
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Speed Lube 10 Minute Oil Change Shop
(217) 352-8353
307 E University Ave
Champaign, IL
Specialty
Lubrication Service
Hours
Mon:7:30 am-6:00 pm
Tue:7:30 am-6:00 pm
Wed:7:30 am-6:00 pm
Thu:7:30 am-6:00 pm
Fri:7:30 am-6:00 pm
Sat:7:30 am-4:00 pm
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Valvoline Instant Oil Change
(217) 355-1014
1301 North Mattis Avenue
Champaign, IL
Services
Oil Change and Lube

M & B Precision Auto Repair & Sales
(217) 355-5075
606 N Country Fair Dr
Champaign, IL
 
Sears Auto Center
(217) 351-3394
2000 North Neil Street
Champaign, IL
Specialty
Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Machine Shop Service, Maintenance, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-8:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am-8:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am-8:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am-8:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am-8:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am-8:00 pm
Sun:10:00 am-6:00 pm
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Vibez Performance Car Audio
(217) 352-9600
904 Francis Drive
Champaign, IL
Services
Audio and Video Installation

Beaumont Tire and Auto Repair
(217) 239-3939
1200 W Bloomington Road
Champaign, IL
Services
Alignment Repair,Engine Repair

Back to Basics Oil Pumps

Every engine requires a certain amount of oil flow to keep the bearings, camshaft, valvetrain and other moving parts lubricated. Oil forms a barrier that prevents metal-to-metal contact and reduces friction and wear. In the bearings, it forms a wedge that actually lifts and supports the crankshaft and camshaft as they rotate.

Oil also serves as the primary means of cooling the bearings as well as the pistons. What’s more, oil also serves as a hydraulic fluid inside hydraulic lifters and lash adjusters to maintain proper valve lash. And, on some late model engines with variable valve timing, oil also moves the adjuster mechanism that advances and retards cam timing.

With so many important jobs to do, it’s obvious that the engine needs a good oil pump to deliver a steady supply of oil. But how do we know if the bearings and other moving parts are getting enough oil? Since there’s no simple way of measuring oil flow inside an engine, we look at oil pressure as a means of gauging oil flow and lubrication.

Oddly enough, an oil pump doesn’t create oil pressure. All the pump does is displace oil and push it into the oil galleys so it can flow to the bearings and upper valvetrain. What actually creates the oil pressure is the resistance the oil encounters as it circulates through the engine.

Types of oil pumps
There are three basic types of oil pumps:

• Twin gear pumps, also called "external" pumps, use a pair of intermeshing gears to pump oil. One gear is driven by a shaft, and the second gear is driven by the first gear. The pump is usually driven by a shaft that connects to the crankshaft, camshaft or distributor shaft. Thus, the pump operates at half engine rpm. The pump gears turn in opposite directions. This traps oil between the gear teeth and carries it around the outside of each gear from the pickup tube inlet to the pump outlet. The tight clearances between the gears prevents the oil from flowing backwards to the inlet.

• Rotor pumps, also called "gerotor" pumps, have an inner gear that turns inside an outer rotor. The inner gear has one less lobe than the outer rotor.

The inner gear is also mounted slightly off-center to the outer rotor which forces the outer rotor to spin at about 80 percent of the speed of the inner gear.

This creates a bellows-like pumping action that pulls oil from the inlet port and pushes it toward the outlet port. Close tolerances are required for good pumping efficiency. This type of pump may also be located in the crankcase.

• Front cover pumps, also called "internal/external pumps" are usually located in the front engine cover. This is also a rotor style pump with an inner drive gear and outer rotor, but the inner gear is mounted directly on the crankshaft. The direct drive approach eliminates the need for a separate pump drive shaft.

This type of pump turns at the same rpm as the engine, so it generates more pressure at idle and does a ...

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