Ford Car Seats that Detect Heart Attacks

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Things are getting pretty interesting at Ford Motor Company. Ford’s European Research and Innovation Center is working on a car seat that can detect heart attacks by monitoring heart activity. More info via The Daily Mail:The Daily Mail:

The Ford heart rate monitoring seat performs much like a traditional ECG, except the sensors are placed on the surface of the car seat instead of being directly attached to the driver.

These special sensors are capable of reading the heart’s electrical impulses through clothing and are able to use the driver’s natural contact with the seat to maintain a reading in most cases.

Ford expects the seats should be available by 2020.

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Dodge Cummins – Don’t underestimate the importance of a high pressure oil pump

The Dodge Cummins is a strong and reliable engine that has a reputation for being a mighty work-horse. This engine, like most, require that the oil pump function properly and deliver the right type of pressure to deliver oil across the engine. When the pump is not function or pressure is not at optimum levels it can cause major problems to the engine. There are some typical signs to be aware of when the oil pump is not operating correctly.

Like with many issues going on in the car, a service engine light will activate when the pressure is not high enough. Hopefully you do not fall in the category of a driver that ignores that light, and places duck tape over it. A low pressure alert could mean that your engine is leaking oil or burning oil at a faster rate than necessary. This reduction in pressure means that oil will not lubricate the vehicle appropriately. This could lead to issues like over heating that can destroy the engine if left unchecked.

It is always important that the driver be aware of the sounds and feel of the drive. In many cases, when the oil pump is not working well the care begins to make a noise or the vehicle is just not driving a smoothly as it once did – each are reason to check the oil pump. The Dodge Cummins are tough engines and require that the oil pressure be high enough to deliver oil to the engine bearings as well as insure the car starts properly. If you are noticing a cranky start and might be a pressure issue that is not necessary a bad starter in the car.

The importance of a high pressure oil pump in the Dodge Cummins engine should never be underestimated. This is an integral device and functionality to the car, responsible for several vital systems working correctly. Just like the human body, in an engine all the parts rely on one another to keep the whole working well. There is no part that deserves to be ignored, especially the high pressure oil pump. Make sure to always check your oil as the engine ages to make sure you are not loosing oil through a leak, these changes in pressure will cause larger issues. As parts do not receive the correct lubrication friction and heat build to erode parts and function quickly.high pressure oil pump in the Dodge Cummins engine should never be underestimated. This is an integral device and functionality to the car, responsible for several vital systems working correctly. Just like the human body, in an engine all the parts rely on one another to keep the whole working well. There is no part that deserves to be ignored, especially the high pressure oil pump. Make sure to always check your oil as the engine ages to make sure you are not loosing oil through a leak, these changes in pressure will cause larger issues. As parts do not receive the correct lubrication friction and heat build to erode parts and function quickly.

Be sure to keep your Dodge Cummins engine happy and keep track of your oil pressure at all times.

 

3 Benefits Of A High Pressure Oil Pump In A Duramax

General Motor’s 6.6-liter Duramax diesel engine greatly benefits from the inclusion of a high-pressure oil pump in the lower pan. The sheer size of this engine demands the use of pressure to push heavy oil through the system. Otherwise, the engine would suffer from poor flow that could lead to overheating, which in turn, damages the bearings and other internal components. Read on to learn about the benefits of including a high-pressure oil pump in the build.

Improves Lubricant Flow

The oil pump pulls lubricant from the reservoir and feeds it through the galleys to send fluids throughout the entire engine. Since the moving internal parts rotate at several thousand RPMs, it’s important for them to maintain a layer of lubricant.

If the oil pump cannot transport the fluid into the entire engine, internal parts will wear down incredibly quickly. A high-pressure pump makes sure the oil shoots all the way through the engine to the heads at the top. This keeps everything from the crank to the camshafts in perfect shape.

Reduces Heat Production

Oil reduces friction between moving parts by lubricating their external surfaces. Reduced friction allows the engine to operate at a lower temperature, which protects both moving and stationary parts inside the engine.

If oil sits at a high temperature for an extended period of time, the seals and gaskets could fail prematurely. Furthermore, sensitive metal parts, such as the aluminum heads, could warp out of shape from the high temperatures. A high-pressure oil pump quickly cools the oil and sends it back through the engine for another pass.

Extends Bearing Life

The Duramax engine uses a series of bearings to support rotating parts, such as the crank and camshafts. These bearings are made out of a thin piece of metal that sits in the supportive cutout in the block and head. In the center of each bearing is a small oil galley that allows lubricant to shoot through onto the bearing surface to reduce wear on the moving parts.

If the bearings wear too early, the rotating parts could end up gouged or even warped. The high-pressure pump ensures all of the bearings receive an equal amount of lubricant to keep the metal from wearing away prematurely.

In the end, the oil pump protects the Duramax engine in so many ways; it’s hard to imagine this build without it.