The oil pumps use to lubricate engine parts and reduce friction come in two forms: fixed and variable. The first are usually oversized to handle the harshest operating conditions and therefore deliver higher average oil pressure and consume more power than required. The second allow oil flow to be adjusted to suit the engine’s needs, minimizing the amount of energy required to drive the pump.
Variable displacement pumps generate a 2% fuel saving over the life of a vehicle, resulting in reduced carbon dioxide emissions. Europe has already bought into the idea, with nearly all new cars fitted...
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