s are small device
s connected via steel
lines directly from the oil system
. Oil squirters are typically apart of low volume
, high pressure oil pump
s and are the main factor in providing pressure to the oiling system.
The number of oil squirters in an engine is typically equal to the number of pistons within the said engine. Located at the bottom of the engine block, they take their supply of oil and funnel it into a small nozzle so that it is sprayed upwards to strike the cylinder wall and underside of the piston. This fresh supply of oil
is used to cool the bottom of the piston, thus, keeping
the temperature of the moving parts to a minimum.
squirters are usually not necessary on economy vehicles,
but can be typically found on many sports vehicles or
those where turbocharger applications are in use.