sump lubrication


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  • dry sump (lubrication) system — An engine lubrication system in which the lubricating oil is carried in an external tank and not internally in a sump. The sump is kept relatively free from oil by scavenging pumps, which return the oil to the tank after cooling. The opposite of… …   Aviation dictionary

  • dry sump lubrication — See dry sump …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • wet sump lubrication — The usual engine lubrication system in which the oil is carried in a pan below the crankshaft. Such a system relies on gravity draining the circulated oil and needs no return pump …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • lubrication — A type of friction reducing agent like oil or grease. Also see central chassis lubrication chassis lubrication clean oil lubrication dry sump lubrication forced feed lubrication petroil lubrication pressure lubrication pump fed lubrication …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • sump — That part of the oil pan that contains the oil. See dry sump dry sump lubrication oil sump …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • sump — ► NOUN 1) the base of an internal combustion engine, which serves as a reservoir of oil for the lubrication system. 2) a depression in the floor of a mine or cave in which water collects. 3) a cesspool. ORIGIN originally denoting a marsh: from… …   English terms dictionary

  • sump — noun 1》 the base of an internal combustion engine, which serves as a reservoir of oil for the lubrication system. 2》 a depression in the floor of a mine or cave in which water collects. 3》 a cesspool. Origin ME (in the sense marsh ): from MDu. or …   English new terms dictionary

  • lubrication system — The system which stores, cleans, cools, and recirculates oil in an engine to lubricate its moving parts and bearings. It includes the oil pump, oil pan or sump, oil coolers, tubing, filters, oil passages in the block, and dashboardoil gauge.… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Dry sump — A dry sump is a lubricating motor oil management method for four stroke and large two stroke piston internal combustion engines that uses external pumps and a secondary external reservoir for oil, as compared to a conventional wet sump system.… …   Wikipedia

  • oil sump — A container to hold engine lubrication oil. In a wet sump oil system, all the oil is held in the crankcase. However, in the dry sump lubrication system, the oil is stored in a tank external to the engine. The dry sump system is used to make the… …   Aviation dictionary


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