dry sump


dry sump
An engine lubrication system in which used oil is pumped out of the crankcase as fast as it collects and passed to a tank or a reservoir outside the engine.

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  • 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

  • dry sump — dry sump, a type of engine lubrication in which the oil supply is contained in a separate oil tank and pumped to the moving parts …   Useful english dictionary

  • dry sump — noun A type of engine sump where oil that flows down from the crankshaft etc is sucked up into an external reservoir (as opposed to a wet sump where it simply pools in a pan at the bottom of the engine) …   Wiktionary

  • dry sump — A lubrication system in which the engine s supply of oil is not contained in the crankcase (sump) but is pumped to the engine from an external container. This system allows the crankcase to be reduced in size and the engine to be installed lower… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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

  • 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

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

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

  • Sump pump — A sump pump is a pump used to remove water that has accumulated in a sump pit. A sump pit, commonly found in the home basement, is simply a hole to collect water. The water may enter via the perimeter drains of a basement waterproofing system,… …   Wikipedia

  • Sump — This article is about sumps in general. For cave sumps, see Sump (cave). Oil pan redirects here. For the Transformer, see Oil Pan (Transformers). A sump is a low space that collects any often undesirable liquids such as water or chemicals. A sump …   Wikipedia


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