Accusump in Corvettes: How and Where to Install

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The benefits of an Accusump system are well known to the road racing guys out there. The pressurized pumps provide momentary lubrication in instances where the standard pump can’t scavenge oil. This usually happens during hard cornering, where oil is sloshed to one side of the oil pan during high g-loads. There’s another benefit for every day use as well: during initial cold-start, the extra sump can lubricate critical components before the engine oil pump has built up pressure. With these types of benefits, it’s easy to see why some Corvette Forum members are curious as to how an install would take shape.

For most Corvettes, a spot in the fender seems to be the best choice.¬†Oil galleys are still easy to tap into from that location and there’s plenty of room for the unit itself. Naturally, some Corvette owners have their sump in a different location, and even have different types of valving for activating the unit. Traditionalists will use a mechanical valve to throw before and after each engine run cycle. For convenience, an electric valve is also available that hooks up directly to your ignition. In that instance, it’s almost like it is never there.

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Patrick Morgan is an instructor at Chicago's Autobahn Country Club and contributes to a number of Auto sites, including MB World and 6SpeedOnline.

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