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Re: Priming oil pump for first start on new rebuild

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03-04-2013 16:46:04

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Remove the large (15/16") bolt on the timing cover. Remove the oil relief valve and spring. Use a pump oil can and put some heavy oil in there.

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03-04-2013 17:00:57

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 Re: Priming oil pump for first start on new rebuild in reply to HCooke, 03-04-2013 16:46:04  
Yes.thats a good way. Do you think a vacuum pump would work to pressure the whole system with oil! Or does if not matter I did use assembly lube putting it together about a year ago!

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03-04-2013 17:08:24

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 Re: Priming oil pump for first start on new rebuild in reply to Oldfordguy77, 03-04-2013 17:00:57  
I suspect you are 'pushing the envelope' on the assembly lube. Do as mentioned, add some HEAVY oil - 90 wt gear oil is fine, it will dilute with the small amount required. Put the oil in, button up FAST and crank over with the plugs out and ignition off. You should get a reading on the pressure guage. If you do, put the plugs in and crank it up. Good luck !

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03-04-2013 17:24:00

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 Re: Priming oil pump for first start on new rebuild in reply to Bob Harvey, 03-04-2013 17:08:24  
Thank you Hcooke and bob for your advice I feel relieved now that"s great! And easy enough!!! Many sleepless nights thinking of a dry startup!!!!!

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