Fossil Fuels

What is the difference between wet sump and dry sump oil systems?
Answered by Science Channel
  • Science Channel

    Science Channel

  1. In the wet sump oil system used by most cars, four to six quarts of oil are stored in a deep pan below the engine. The oil is sucked through a tube and pumped throughout the engine. With a dry sump system, the oil is stored outside the engine in a tank, instead of an oil pan. A dry sump has at least two pumps: one to send oil from the sump to the tank and one to send oil from the tank to the engine.

    More answers from Science Channel »



Still Curious?
  • What will the future of energy production look like?


    Answered by Dr. Michio Kaku

  • What happens when sugar is put in a car's fuel tank?


    Answered by Discovery Channel

  • Why are gas nozzles and diesel nozzles different sizes?


    Answered by Planet Green

Advertisement

What are you curious about?

Image Gallery