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Old 06-29-2019, 09:12 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Gilles View Post
Woody, too much flow would cause the engine to overheat..
I'm not looking to flow a lot more than the factory pump. That's why I'm curious about the factory gpm. There are a few reasons I'm considering going electric. First is cost. a factory water pump is close to $300. From a quick search, the top of the line electric water pumps are going for almost half that much. Some electric water pumps I looked at are only $40! Second is I want more control over flow of coolant. I like the ability to keep water flowing even with the engine off. The type of racing I do doesn't give enough time to cool down. Another benefit will be a small gain in overall horsepower because the engine won't be turning a water pump.
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