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Old 03-25-2010, 09:09 AM   #22
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2004 WRX Wagon
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Originally Posted by Maverick7531 View Post
=It would not be hard to wire an electric pump with a toggle swith and a separate Oil temp sensor/gauge to know when to turn it on
Or take out the guesswork like he said and use an thermo switch. Just like a thermostat it would switch when the oil temp reached a certain degree and viola current flowing to the relay powering the pump. You could EASILY wire in a switch as well as the automatic thermo turn-on too.
I love this idea actually, all of it. Necessary or not its a fun project and has an extremely low chance of catastrophic failure in that it is not acutally tied to your factory oil system! Two tubes off fittings placed on the oil pan, to and from the pump and radiator.
A really quick search turned this up. Whether or not 1.7gal/min is sufficient is beyond me but its cheap and weighs under a pound. Im sure better would be found if someone gets serious about trying this but hey it took a minute on google
If you dont want to drill your oil pan you could even hook it up to suck oil from a fitting you replace the drain plug with (still removable of course) and you could have the oil re-enter the system tapped @ the tubing leading to the oil filter.

But to those who have an oil temp gauge and actually track/beat on their cars: What does your temp reach out of the norm and for how long?
Im now thinking about going to Harbor Freight and picking up one of their $20 automotive oil temp gauge/sensor kits to see for myself. No hard feelings if its not necessary because its only a $20 kit...
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