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Old 06-04-2002, 12:05 PM
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Cool Electric Waterpump

Anyone had experiance with electric water pumps, polished aloy unit full electronic managewment, cost around $150 US. Claim to gain around 20HP by ditching the mechanical water pump. Looking at putting one on my 400 sb Chev

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Old 06-04-2002, 04:31 PM
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I would not run a electric water pump on a street driven vehicle or you will have a a Hotrod (pun intended). I don't believe they move enough water for sufficent cooling during road driving. I may be wrong on this, but I don't think so. It should be fine for a drag race vehicle where there is a cool down period between runs.
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Old 06-04-2002, 07:56 PM
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Stude is right, if you check out the adds for most electric pumps they do not recomend them for use on the street, however most of my freinds with drag cars use them with good results. CSI is a top brand here in the States. Ask the vendor to supply you with the GPM pumping specs(gallons per minute). Do you guys in The Z land use gallons or liters?
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hi sandman. i own a custom cfs bedford van,after fitting a 350 chev making 420 hp into the van.i had a problem with the van running hot in traffic and at the lights.wanting to fit falcon el, ef electric fans was a problem due to clearance idid some reserch and opted to purches csi electric pump wich flows 30 gpm.after fitting the pump and electric fans, problem was fixed.i run a 160 degree thermostat and due to no provision for heaters with this pump, i made an in line fitting in the bottom hose and heater works good. i would not run a electric pump that flows less than a csi pump on the street .hope this is of some help.
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