[Healeys] Oil Pump Prime

Steven Kingsbury airtightproductions at icloud.com
Mon Sep 6 09:29:08 MDT 2021

When I did the rod bearings in my MGB I packed the oil pump with Vaseline when I put everything back together and that worked great. When I rebuilt the engine in my BN1 I was told I did not have to do anything. So I just put it all back together, filled it with oil, left the plugs out and turned it over until she showed oil pressure. Worked like a charm. Then I put the plugs in, fired her up, good oil pressure and ran it for about 20 minutes at 2000 RPM. Been running since. And I made sure to use Driven Break in Oil. 
   Good luck! Vaseline can't hurt, but make sure you have pressure before you fire it up! 
Steven Kingsbury 

On September 5, 2021 at 8:34 PM, Michael MacLean via Healeys <healeys at autox.team.net> wrote:

Is there a port I can prime the oil pump on my 100 engine?  My friend that built the short block recommended priming the oil pump with STP.  He just did not get to tell me how to pack it before he passed.  I have also heard that assembly lube is another alternative.  Any suggestions?
Mike MacLean
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