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.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s