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Interesting Find.... Would anyone use it??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PPower05, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Jan 24, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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    PPower05

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    Skimming the internet today and found this on another fourm....
    http://www.cantonracingproducts.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=24-006

    An oil accumulator that is commonly used on Lotus racing applications... Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't a Lotus use the same 4.0L V6 that comes out of our Tacomas?? Anyways, long and short of it is it stores pressurized oil (from the oil pump), so when you go to start your engine, it shoots the oil throughout the engine, basically eliminating the couple of seconds that your engine is operating without oil. I have read before that one of the most wear-intensive times for your engine is during cold starts...
    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Jan 24, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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    I wouldn't.
     
  3. Jan 24, 2011 at 11:43 AM
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    sadly, I've only put Husky Liners in it thus far - tend to blow all my cash on my bikes and guitars.
    Logically, it sounds like a good investment for peace of mind on start-ups......but, what would it do to your seals / gaskets over a period of time? Not sure if I'd trust OEM seals / gaskets to hold up against the added pressure or not.
     
  4. Jan 24, 2011 at 11:46 AM
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    Don't think its worth the money really. Guys on here are getting 100's of thousands of miles out of these engines. Obviously don't need something like this. Maybe a good idea in theory.
     
  5. Jan 24, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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    Accumulators do not add pressure, they hold it. They are designed to make up the lost pressure in a system by maintaining a level pressure. They will also take the shock out of a hydraulic system.
    ^^This^^
    With regular maintenance, these motors can go well over 300k miles. Plus they are a low RPM motor. If I had something like a V10 Ferrari that I only ran once or twice a month, then I would consider it. But not for a DD.
     
  6. Jan 24, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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    I thought that was more for extreme handling, like pulling high G-force corners to the point where the oil pump would come out of contact with the oil in the pan and a pump like this is needed to keep everything lubricated? Otherwise, seems like a waste of money. People have had these trucks upwards of 300,000 miles without add-ons like that, that's enough piece of mind for me.
     
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