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Old 05-15-2013, 10:56 PM
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Electric Oil pump?

Who can tell me a bit more than what a simple google search can?

Looking for a couple electric (12VDC) pumps that are made for oil. Basically I want to make a miniature (10 gallons or so) transfer tank for hydraulic oil for work to put in the bed of my work truck. Space is limited and so I'm looking for a submersible electric pump that can flow hydraulic/motor oils at a few gallons (4-6 ish) per minute.

Anyone know of any such thing?

I don't really have the space for a mechanical hand-pump on top of the tank but if that's all there is then I guess that's what would have to happen.

Google brings up a couple options, but I'm wondering if anyone has any firsthand experience.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:58 PM
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Basically I'm tired of 5 gallon jugs sitting in the bed
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:39 AM
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I've only transferred fuel, but I know what you mean about 5 gal buckets sliding around in the back of your truck. Hand oil/drum pump is the only thing that comes to mind.
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:52 AM
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How about an old compressor tank? Fill it with oil, pump it up,open valve mounted on bottom with hose when you need to transfer. They work great for fuel, should work for oil.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:04 AM
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Try an old in tank gasoline pump? Some old ranger and f-150 trucks used a two pump system where the in-tank was a low pressure feeding an inline high pressure for early efi systems - 86 to 88 I believe. I guess it would depend on viscosity but may be worth a try. Might be able to re-purpose the tank too.

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Old 05-16-2013, 03:40 AM
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I have also looked in the past the only ones I found were very expensive .

then a fuel transfer pump is overkill for a 10 gallon container then the thickness of the fluid has to be taken into account when the temps drop below zero.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:21 AM
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What about one of the Shurflow diaphragm pumps? People have used them for oil pumps on rear mount turbo setups. Normaly they dont last a long time b/c of heat, but if at ambient temps Id think they would last.

Something like this http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...527&in_merch=1


or a gear pump like this would work even better, just more expensive: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Rear-Mou...-/150768513335

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Old 05-17-2013, 08:15 AM
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How about an old compressor tank? Fill it with oil, pump it up,open valve mounted on bottom with hose when you need to transfer. They work great for fuel, should work for oil.
I like this idea!
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