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Re: priming an oil pump after an engine re-build
« Reply #15 on: 19.04. 2013 10:54 »
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Re: priming an oil pump after an engine re-build
« Reply #16 on: 19.04. 2013 13:01 »
One thing that helps is to crack the oil feed line at the pump until oil leaks out.  This ensures the pump has oil right away.  I had to do this on my last rebuild, as the pump inlet was "air bound" and couldn't begin to pump.  I also cracked the return line at the pump to see when it was beginning to return and to provide a unrestricted return to expedite circulation.
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