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Oil Pump Prime?


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I just finished rebuilding my engine, OS pistons, new valve guides ect.... Its in the car now and I hope to finish the plumbing and start it in the next couple days. Do I need to worry about priming the oil pump? If so, how do I do it?

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Guest Anonymous

if you have assembled with a lot of oil or assembly grease,

you should be fine. I you assembled dry, take everything

apart again and rebuild using the run-in oil you intend to use.

But specially priming is not necessary, I never did and never

had problems (with the oilpump that is.....)

Hugo

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Thanks Hugo, I used a lot of lube durring assembly but didnt want to kill my new baby by not priming the pump if I needed to.

Thanks Again

Fred

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Before trying to START the motor, turn the starter and let it turn a few seconds or so with the coil wire unplugged so you will be pumping oil thru the motor at very low rpm with no combustion.

Steve P. in NC

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If you've used assembly lube everywhere on your bearings

surfaces.. pull the plugs out... and spin it over till it has good oil

pressure.. put the plugs in.. check the timming and now's when

the fun starts

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The idiot light doesn't tell you much. Perhaps the best $50 you can spend is a mechanical oil pressure gauge and a hydraulic hose. Summit Racing has decent inexpensive gauges.

Mike

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