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I am thinking about putting an electric oil pump on my truck just so when I start it, it already has oil pressure. After that the pump can turn off since the mechanical one is now turning. I am just wondering how hard this would be to do. I haven't looked into it much but figured someone on here knew all the pros and cons.

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Well theres a thought. I might even be able to make that for cheap.

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I have heard about people doing that, but I wonder if it will really be worth it. There is actually a thin film of oil remaining on the bearing surfaces when the engine is not running. Most engines get started thousands of times without any prelube and they seem to last a long time.

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I have heard about people doing that, but I wonder if it will really be worth it. There is actually a thin film of oil remaining on the bearing surfaces when the engine is not running. Most engines get started thousands of times without any prelube and they seem to last a long time.

Yea... CaJ Flynn is proof of that being he crossed the 900K mark... The pre-lube pump was a very popular addon back when I was around DTR. Then kind of disappeared like Scott II air filters...

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Yea... CaJ Flynn is proof of that being he crossed the 900K mark... The pre-lube pump was a very popular addon back when I was around DTR. Then kind of disappeared like Scott II air filters...

I bet I have started my truck more times than Caj :lol: I doubt he was starting and stopping every 100 miles.

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I am thinking about putting an electric oil pump on my truck just so when I start it, it already has oil pressure. After that the pump can turn off since the mechanical one is now turning. I am just wondering how hard this would be to do. I haven't looked into it much but figured someone on here knew all the pros and cons.

DON'T do it! :nono: These devices sound good on paper but are a source of leaks, endless problems, and aggravation. I bought one to install on my truck but after reading all of the horror stories sold it. If you have some money that is smoking and burning a hole in your pocket, :spend:these have been around for MANY years and are a good product. :thumbup2:http://www.accusump.com/accusump_units.html

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DON'T do it! :nono: These devices sound good on paper but are a source of leaks, endless problems, and aggravation. I bought one to install on my truck but after reading all of the horror stories sold it. If you have some money that is smoking and burning a hole in your pocket, :spend:these have been around for MANY years and are a good product. :thumbup2:http://www.accusump.com/accusump_units.html

Ah, there we go. Lots of info on that site. Thanks for the help. I have a huge problem with starting and stopping my truck all the time and I'm sure it would benefit from something like that.

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Yeah I think I am going to hold off for a while. Just seeing what is out there for now.

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Amsoil has or had,"haven't checked for a while" a prelube pump that mounted on top of the dual remote filter head or could be used as a stand alone prelube pump. Lots of heavy equipment still use it Mainly with Cummins heavy duty engines,They are not overly prone to problems.

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sorry, been hunting white tail. here is my :2cents:. ISX is right...(no offense)cajflynn might have less starts on his truck with 900k+ then mine with 195k. the nature of our work is different. extended idling is bad for the motor and MPGs. i always kill the truck if it is going to idle more than 5 min. i have often thought about getting a preluber. i have notice that it seems to take less time to build oil pressure when the truck has been ran in the last 15min then when it sits for more than 6 hrs. it may not be needed for the 15min, but couldn't hurt in either case. i found this a long time ago: http://dodgeram.org/tech/engine/prelube_const.htm but it is just giving you an idea...NOT step by step instructions.

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It really wouldn't be that hard to make. Just a tank hooked into any oil port and put a valve on it. Use a check valve so in the morning that 100psi oil (since it is so thick) would be stored at that pressure, then have a bypass around that check valve that also has a valve in it to release it when your cranking.

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