[TR] TR4 Oil Pump Priming
tony at tonydrews.com
Fri Jul 25 20:43:01 MDT 2014
I takes a while for the system to "prime" and fill with oil upon
first startup. That's the purpose of running the oil pump with the
dist shaft or turning it over without plugs until you see oil
pressure before first startup. The lube you put on those parts
during assembly is the only lube until oil runs through the
system. A certain amount of oil stays in there afterward.
The assembly lube doesn't last long when no oil is running through the system.
Doesn't hurt to do that on an oil / filter change too - spin without
plugs until the filter is full and you see oil pressure. Then start it up.
At 04:28 PM 7/25/2014, terryrs at comcast.net wrote:
> Just curious. I understand the need for lubrication on a fresh
> rebuild. But isn't that the purpose of putting that viscous engine
> rebuild lube on moving parts during assembly?
>Terry Smith, '59 TR3A
>** triumphs at autox.team.net **
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