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Interesting H2O pump

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ntsqd, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. ntsqd

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    I've been hearing that eventually ALL accessories will be electric rather than engine driven, and that an aux genset of some sort will provide the electricity to operate all of these things.
    This pump looks like yet another part gone electric.
     
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    Electric waterpumps have been around for a long time.
     
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    I just wonder how "water proof" they are :confused:
     
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    Starting to see on newer cars. I replaced the wp on an LT1 with an electric Mezier. Cool upgrade, don't really know if it helped the performance but my temps were more consitent.
     
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    Yea, but not like that. That is intended to be the ONLY engine coolant pump on the vehicle. Up to now the closest to continuous duty you could get in an h2o pump was some of the marine intercooler/bait tank pumps.
     
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    i believe a couple of the German manufacturers are toying with electronic valve actuation now in production models. personally, i think its a great idea. it'd make changing your cam as easy as pushing a few buttons on your laptop.
     
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    Until the EMP comes along, or the cops get telemetry. Then it won't be so cool. :D :D :D :D
     
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    Um, I thot building parts was real hot rodding.
     
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    Electric P/S Pumps (used in the new BMW Cooper for example) are becoming more prevalent and have some advantages.
     
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    wish they had a better diagram of its operation...
     
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    I can remember seeing electric water pumps made for specific vehicles in jegs about a year ago... and about 2 years ago four wheeler builT a 450 cube smallblock and used one of the vehicle specific water pumps...no offense but this reminds me of dumb and dumber..." WE'VE LANDED ON THE MOON" :D :haha: :haha:
     
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    What would be the problem? Electric submersible pumps have been around for a long time (think water, wastewater, sump pumps, etc.), these are fully waterproofed units. Making the water pump for a vehicle water proof would be fairly simple since the electric motor itself would not be submerged, only the pump impeller. The motor would only need to be splash proof, or they could make it completely submersible for offroading applications (although I doubt manufacturers would do this because of the increased cost)

    Electric water pumps have been around for quite some time. I know they were available at least around the late 90's, early 2000 as some of the people I used to race with ran them. these were stock replacement units, not auxiliary pumps.
     
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    If your worried about an electrical water pump being "waterproof" don't open up your gas tank... :wink1: :p: I'd be more concerned about my in tank fuel pump being "waterproof" unless your rig is carbed.
     
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    The problem will be that most companies won't bother to waterproof them because it costs more, and in their eyes (and what they envision for the primary use of the vehicles) it is unnecessary. Sure, you can make damn near anything waterproof, but how often do you actually see it? Hell, it's still necessary to look at the tag on a watch to see if it's waterproof, and you get that wet everyday.
     
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    uhh yeah welcome to CK5 newb...

    The point of this thread was that, those pumps you are talking about have NEVER been designed for long term constant use. They weren't designed to be on a daily driver running hours everyday 365 days a year. This pump IS, or at least is closer to it.
     
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    As sled dog pointed out, most of the previously available eletric pumps were intended to short term use. Like cooling btwn drag racing rounds or circle track heats. Not for long term, continuously on types of use.
    The thing I find interesting is that it sounds like they intend to replace the t-stat with electronics that turn the pump on and off as needed, or even vary it's speed as needed.
     
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    I have seen pumps just like those in jegs for 2 years... I know what he meant.

    sled dog... ahhh nevermind.
     
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