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Used assembly lube on all the engine bearings, moly di on the cam lobes, etc so I was wondering if i should still spin the oil pump before firing up this new engine. Can i crank it over without starting it or should i use a oil pump pre oiler and run it off a drill until i see oil up throught the pushrods. How picky should one be
 

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Very picky. I would pre oil the motor. A drill works good..
Remember to turn it counter clockwise. I have one of those
pre oilers that I use every time I start the car.

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I agree with the others. I always,always,always prelube every engine before the first fire. Because no matter how much lube you put on the bearings during assembly there still is no oil in the oil passages of the block until it's primed. Never crank the engine with the starter to build the oil pressure in a new engine,serious damage can result. Always use the drill method or at the very least hand crank the pump with a speed handle attachement. The setup I use (and it's never failed me yet) is to take a deep 1/4" drive socket that will fit the hex shaft and attach it to a long 1/4" drive extension. I then tape the socket to the extension with duct tape so the socket can't come off accidentally. Then I put the extension in my drill and prime away. If you don't have a drill with a large enough chuck ,add a 1/4" to 3/8" adapter and a 3/8" speed handle to the socket and extension and hand crank the pump. I hope this helps you out.Scott

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They still sell the pre-oilers? I thought only JC Whitney carried those now...


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I run the Moroso Accumulator pre-luber they work great. Quite a few of
the cars at the track have one. I got mine through Summit Racing, $174.95.

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