PRI 2010: Davies, Craig Electric Water Pump “Turbo”

The traditional mechanical water pump runs off of the rotation of the crankshaft. It is a simple and effective way of pumping cool water through the engine, but it sucks up precious horsepower. While there have been a lot of advances in electric water pumps, we’ve never seen something quite like this.

Davies, Craig from the Land Down Under came up with this clever, turbocharger-like lightweight electric water pump. Like all electric water pumps, the Davies, Craig unit bypasses the engine and is hard wired into the electronic system. A controller unit (included with the pump) tells the pump exactly how much water is needed depending on how hard you’re running your engine. It also keeps water flowing even after you’ve turned the car off, eliminating heat soak and thus increasing the longevity of your engine.

With flow rates from five to 35 gallons of water per minute, these tiny water turbos can pump serious amounts of water through your engine. By freeing up the crankshaft, you can see horsepower gains of up to 20 horsepower, and these water turbos are made either from aluminum or glass-filled nylon, both of which are lightweight materials resistant to heat. It’s a neat looking and effective alternative to other electric water pumps.

  • Electric “turbo” water pump
  • Flows from 5 to 35 gallons per minute
  • Keeps pumping even after engine is turned off, eliminating heat soak

 

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Chris Demorro

Christopher DeMorro is a freelance writer and journalist from Connecticut with two passions in life; writing and anything with an engine.
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