Oil Pumps Columbus NE

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

Express Care and Alignment
(402) 562-5252
1354 33rd Ave
Columbus, NE
Services
Alignment Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Service Stations,Gas Stations

Matulka Auto Sales and Collision
(402) 562-5537
W Highway 30
Columbus, NE
Services
Truck Auto Body

LJs Auto Performance
(402) 563-9198
4828 23rd Street
Columbus, NE
Services
Auto Glass Repair,Fabrication and Restoration,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

Schieffer Signs
(402) 564-5081
1516 E 23rd St
Columbus, NE
Services
Auto Body

Wallicks Radiator
(402) 564-4515
2615 11th Street
Columbus, NE
Services
Radiator Repair

Performance Paint & Body Shop
(402) 563-1937
2119 13th St
Columbus, NE
Services
Auto Body

Transmissions Plus
(402) 564-8969
4625 23rd Street
Columbus, NE
 
Ziebart Speedy Auto Glass
(402) 562-6999
3910 23rd Street
Columbus, NE
Services
Audio and Video Installation,Interior Cleaning

West Industrial Storage
(402) 564-3574
2872 54th Avenue
Columbus, NE
Services
Trailer Repair

Jays Body Shop
(402) 563-1355
3303 13th Street
Columbus, NE
Services
Truck Auto Body

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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