[TR] TR4 Oil Pump Priming

Bud R levilevi at comcast.net
Thu Jul 24 19:06:43 MDT 2014


Take one of those big (usually yellow of some wort) cheap screw drivers that
you won at a club raffle and bust the plastic off the shank. Use a big one
that matches the gear drive. Spin it upyou might feel the pull once it
primes. And get the distributor back on ASAP. It helps to practice that a few
times before the pressure is onpun intended. Then start it without the choke
on until the oil pressure comes up on the gage. Then choke to start.

Bud Rolofson

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On Jul 24, 2014, at 4:40 PM, James Henningsen <trguy75 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I read that you are supposed to prime a new oil pump with Vaseline or other
> substance.  I didn't prime the new pump and it is installed with oil pan
> buttoned up.  It is an uprated pump by Steve Yott.  Do I need to pull the
> pan and prime this thing??
> Thanks in advance,
> Jim Henningsen
> Ocala FL
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