[TR] TR4 Oil Pump Priming

James Henningsen trguy75 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 19:25:37 MDT 2014

Thanks everyone for their comments! I even heard from Steve Yott himself who
stated the pump is submerged in a TR4.  Spin without the plugs until you get
pressure and you are fine.  No need to pack it.  Thanks again.  You all are

Jim Henningsen

Ocala, FL



From: Bud R [mailto:levilevi at comcast.net] 
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:07 PM
To: James Henningsen
Cc: triumphs at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [TR] TR4 Oil Pump Priming




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 up.you 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 on.pun intended. Then start it without the
choke on until the oil pressure comes up on the gage. Then choke to start.

Bud Rolofson


Extreme Parts Racing (more than just a haircut)


71TR6 CC57365 (Good 6)

71 Spitfire MK IV Race Car #3

69 Spitfire MK III (back up FE engine/dinghy car)

93 Minnie Winnie Race Support Vehicle 

77 Z-50A Hardly Davidson Honda Mini-Trail Bike (Triumph Pit Bike)












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

62 TR4 x2

75 TR6

69 Land Rover Series IIa

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