Main engine shafts are supported by bearings in certain strategic places, depending on the number of shafts, the load shafts and length of the engine. The main shaft, other bearings and gears are gathered inside engine oil sumps. Each rotating shaft must have at least one thrust ball bearing. Oil sumps are a part of the oil circuit, where oil must remain. Leakage outside the oil system could pollute the air bleeds or result in an engine fire.
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Jet engine oil system, part 1
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