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Pre-lubing galleries on overhauled engine?

Discussion in 'Engine & Transmission' started by mr happy, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. mr happy

    mr happy Active Member

    Just wondering if anyone has successfully used a drill pump to preload oil galleries etc, bought one for $16 and thought it might be a decent option to get some oil to most of the right places before cranking over my overhauled motor. Need to work out best/ easiest place to plumb it in but i have a sandwich plate on the oil filter and reckon i can maybe hook it in there
    Mr h
  2. Mordred

    Mordred Super Moderator Staff Member

    Penna, Hobart
    The only thing I can suggest is go very slow with the drill as they are made for water and other less viscous fluids. A Variable speed drill on the slowest setting would be best. Pour a little oil into the pump before running the first time to prime it and make sure there isn't any foreign material in it from manufacture.

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  3. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

    sunshine coast
    Wouldn't have considered it necessary as long as assembly lube and oil has been used where required during assembly.
    I did find priming pump via oil pressure switch hole beneficial in reducing time to light off status.
    As you are likely aware, cranking to achieve oil pressure is done with spark plugs out.
  4. 1500king

    1500king Well-Known Member

    Adelaide, SA
    Don't waste your time and money. Use assembly lube on the critical surfaces, some petroleum jelly in the oil pump.. cam grease..... It will pick up pressure in under 10 seconds and as long as nothing is dry, you are fine.
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