- Mar 21, 2020
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- Sacramento, CA
Electric oil pump and remote reservoir would certainly aid in that solution....Earl's makes a really good electric oil pump.
I like this solution as well...it may take some experimenting on how high to place the reservoir and how much fluid to add. Don't want the pump overfilling the PTU before it can withdraw the fluid. I had this issue on an older Harley Evo engine I built. I installed a higher output oil pump on the engine thinking this would give me cooler temps being able to move the oil out of the engine into the oil bag (which acted as a heat exchanger of sorts). It turned out to be a nightmare of a problem as the pump was more efficient at pumping the hot oil out then putting oil back through the engine. The different viscosity's basically caused it to back up onto itself and I wasn't getting good oil pressure AND the oil would overflow out of the oil bag vent. I might be overthinking it but it was just a bad experience trying to find the balance between pump size, fluid amount and oil weights. The fix was...I had to fill it with less fluid and go down to a slightly lighter viscosity oil. Ended up working out, but took some experimentation.