dry sump


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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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"We've packed a lot of performance into the Corvette Stingray at this price when you consider an eight-speed dual clutch transmission, Small Block V-8 and engine-mounted dry sump oil system are all standard," Tadge Juechter, Corvette executive chief engineer said.
Subsequently, the bored to 5.4 liters of V12 was equipped with titanium connecting rods from Ferrari 360 Modena, a dry sump lubrication system and individual throttle bodies from the Ducati 999 superbike.
The vehicle features Brembo brakes with 14.6-inch rotors and six-piston callipers in the front, and 14.4-inch two-piece steel rotors with four-piston callipers in the rear (Z07 Ceramic Brake option from GM is recommended on all Stage II cars and includes Magnetic Ride Control; performance calibrated stabiliser bars; limited slip differential; dry sump oil system, 7-speed manual transmission with active rev match; optional eight-speed paddle-shift automatic with specific performance calibration, wider rear wheel arches, plus many more Z06 performance options).
The engine features innovative plasma-sprayed bores (versus cast iron liners) for reduced friction, lighter weight, enhanced cooling, power output and fuel efficiency; a symmetrical independent intake and exhaust manifold system featuring twin NISMO-specific high-performance turbochargers; a secondary air management system for improved cold-start emissions performance; a thermostatically controlled oil-cooling system; an oil scavenger pump to maintain oil flowing to the turbochargers; and a lateral wet and dry sump oiling system.
These were sealed - and one length carried compressed air for the suspension system, while the other two were blocked halfway, with the forward halves carrying water to and from the radiator and the rear portions holding oil for the dry sump engine lubrication.
It also gets bespoke Bosch ECU programming and a wet sump instead of the dry sump used on the Mercedes- AMG GT.
The AMG V8 biturbo high-performance engine with dry sump lubrication benefits from an increase in output to 430 kW (585 hp) this is 15% more than in the Mercedes-AMG GT S.
(motor garden) cultivator, later called the M.G.2, was powered by a 600cc air-cooled, 1-cylinder Sturmey Archer "T" engine that put out 6 hp, had a dry sump with a separate tank for the lubricating oil, and cost [pounds sterling]135 in 1936.
Called the Mustang GT4, it's a ready-torace car that's based on the Mustang GT350R and is bristling with sexy parts such as a sequential racing gearbox, dry sump lubrication and an aerodynamics package.
Like a race car engine, it has dry sump lubrication - meaning that its characteristic sound is now even fuller, and a sport exhaust system can be installed as an option.
The dynamic handling owes much to the engine's low mounting position, which is achieved thanks to dry sump lubrication.
"The V6 engine employs a race-inspired compact valve train and dry sump lubrication system to help lower the centre of gravity.