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Hydraulic Starter and Pre-Lubrication System for an Internal Combustion Engine

Abstract: 

An internal combustion engine oil utilization system, comprising one or more oil pumps to receive and discharge engine oil including an engine oil circulation loop comprising a first flow path and a second flow path. The first flow path receives at least a portion of the oil discharged from the one or more oil pumps and utilizes the oil to lubricate the engine during running operation of the engine. The second flow path receives at least a portion of the oil discharged from the one or more oil pumps and accumulates the oil to start the engine and/or to lubricate the engine during at least one of a pre-starting operation and a starting operation of the engine. 

Patent Number: 
9,926,901
Date Of Issue: 
03/27/2018
Inventors: 

Robert W. Burrahm; Glenn R. Wendel