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Flow Kooler Water Pump Disc - Go With The Flow

Increase Water Pump Efficiency By Installing A Low-Buck Impeller Disc

In most instances, getting more horsepower from your engine requires "leaning" on it with non-stock performance modifications. Higher compression ratios and bigger-lift camshafts produce increased power, but they also produce added heat as a byproduct. The usual result is overheating, problematic starting and detonation.

Correcting an overheating problem usually involves upgrading the cooling system. Many car crafters go for the big-ticket upgrade items--custom multicore radiators and high-flow race-type water pumps--but they fail to start with the low-buck basics such as determining if the radiator is plugged or if the stock water pump is circulating water at full efficiency. In many instances, the water pump alone is the overheating culprit, because it isn't moving enough water--and the volume of water it is moving cavitates during mid to high-rpm engine operation.

An easy way to solve this is to install a Flow Kooler water pump disc (available from various mail-order outfits) to the backside of the impeller on your stock water pump. The install effort is minimal, the price of the disc is ultra low-buck, and the mod can improve water flow up to 30 percent. Follow along as we install the Flow Kooler impeller disc on the water pump in our Cheap Street Chevelle.

SOURCES
Jeg's High Performance
101 Jeg's Place
Delaware
OH  43015
800-345-4545
www.jegs.com
Summit Racing
P.O. Box 909
Akron
OH  44309-0909
800-230-3030
www.summitracing.com
RHS Performance
Dept. CC
Memphis
TN  38118
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