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New WVO pump idea
I have been doing research on wvo pumps for quite some time now and I have realized that no one make a reliable (5-10 years and 100k+ miles) wvo pump. I know some people will swear by a raptor or a FASS but there isn't a pump our there that everyone says this pump is the best and it will last for.........
With that said, I was thinking that I need a pump that is way over engineered to do this job. There has to be a pump out there that is used for industrial use that will easily handle the job of what we need it to do.
So this is what I have come up with. Use a gear pump like an Oberdorfer chemsteel and drive it with a separate industrial/continuous motor or even better mount it to the front of the engine and drive it off the belt. The only issue I see with driving it off the belt is the constant rpm change. I have not figured out if it is possible to get a pulley size that would allow it to operate within the factory range and produce enough pressure. As far as a separate electric motor goes, the only down fall I could think of would be the size.
From what I have read, this style pump is used for similar applications and they are very robust. I figured if I got one that was way overkill it would last forever. Some of the pumps people are buying go for 300-700 and they don't seam to be proven and reliable. I think I could spend that much and put something bullet proof together. I know Leon has one coming out but it will take some time before that pump can prove it will last. I have some other thoughts on this but I figure I will let some people chime in. Please let me hear your thoughts.