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What is Cavitation? The simple explanation of cavitation is the formation of air bubbles around a pump’s impeller caused by the suction created when the impeller turns. Cavitation occurs when the pump is being starved of fluid flow. This happens most often in a car’s water pump when the radiator is partially clogged and can’t deliver coolant fast enough, or in the car’s power steering pump when the steering gear, fluid return lines or in-line filters have debris buildup. What actually causes cavitation air bubbles? All fluids have a boiling … Read More

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