Throwback Thursday: What You Should Know About Electric Water Pumps

Are you ready for the week to finally come to an end? I hope so. Ready or not, another Thursday is already here. That means Friday is about to greet us again and it’s time for another Throwback Thursday.

This week, we are taking a short trip back to April 2013, to check out, What You Should Know About Electric Water Pumps. Electric water pumps are nothing new in the world of high-performance and even daily-driver engines. However, through the years, these juice-driven pushers of water have evolved from something only seen on high-end cars, to being commonplace on many street/strip cars and other applications. They are often dismissed as a part used in dedicated race cars when in reality, one might benefit your street/strip car as well. But, is an electric pump right for you? Read on and we will give you the answers.

In the original article, we had great conversations with Thor Schroeder of Moroso Performance Products and Don Meziere of Meziere Enterprises to discuss many aspects of water flow. We did so, in case they might not have been considered by many enthusiasts. For starters, did you know a stock belt-driven water pump moves roughly 8gpm of coolant while the engine is at idle? An electric pump can more than triple that flow.

We probably don’t need to explain the horsepower loss your engine encounters while driving that stock pump. An electric unit is a great way to not only see better coolant flow but regain some of that stolen horsepower.

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This pump from Moroso features a clockable inlet to allow more flexibility in hose routing, and radiator placement or selection.

Suffice to say, there’s a lot more in-depth insight found in this informative article. That definitely makes it worthy of a second look. For that reason, I selected, What You Should Know About Electric Water Pumps, as this week’s Throwback Thursday showcase article.

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Randy Bolig

Randy Bolig has been working on cars and has been involved in the hobby ever since he bought his first car when he was only 14 years old. His passion for performance got him noticed by many locals, and he began helping them modify their vehicles.
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