priming oil pump on 351w

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priming oil pump on 351w

Postby bigbassmann » Mon Apr 11, 2005 8:41 pm

We haven't installed the new 351w yet, the weather here has been pretty nasty today, just trying to get stuff figured out ahead of time.

How do we prime the oil pump and get the engine lubed before starting for the first time? Any special tools needed?
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re: priming oil pump on 351w

Postby GT-Racer » Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:45 pm

definitely wouldnt hurt. Its should have assembly lube but that is a good idea anyways. They make a long shaft you can put in your electric drill. You pull the distributor out and useyour drill to spin the oil pump.
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dont drop it in the oil pan as this creates a pain in the butt. taking the pan back off etc.
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re: priming oil pump on 351w

Postby bigbassmann » Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:06 pm

GT, can I get one of those shafts at any local parts house? Which direction do I spin it, clockwise or counter-clockwise?
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re: priming oil pump on 351w

Postby NATHANHASNORIDE » Tue Apr 12, 2005 6:43 am

I have seen my dad use half inch extension but I dunno if it was altered or any thing.He used on a 302 we rebuilt for my bro-in-laws GT.I am pretty sure you spin it clockwise but wait for another opinion on that because I am not positive.

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re: priming oil pump on 351w

Postby FORDification » Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:34 am

Any parts store should either have 'em in stock or have easy access to them for you. Here's a page with a few of them:

http://www.tavia.com/cat13.html

Always spin it the normal direction of the distributor rotation, which on a Ford V8 is counterclockwise. With the valvecovers off, you spin it until you see oil coming out up on top by the rockers.
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Postby wekelm » Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:35 am

You spin it in the same direction the dizzy spins. You can also use the shaft out of an old dizzy you might have lying around. :D
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re: priming oil pump on 351w

Postby DuckRyder » Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:52 am

You can also use a 1/4 drive socket on a 1/4 drive extension spun by a drill.

TAPE THE SOCKET TO THE EXTENSION so that you don't knock it off when removing it.

Also, unless you want to buy a new drill, spin it several seconds, let the drill cool, and spin it again. Smoke coming out of the drill is a bad thing.
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re: priming oil pump on 351w

Postby wekelm » Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:53 am

Autozone has tools you can use by puting a deposit down then you get it back when you bring the tool back. I just checked on line and they do have oil pump primers.
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re: priming oil pump on 351w

Postby bigbassmann » Tue Apr 12, 2005 1:28 pm

Thanks fellows for the replies. I might try the socket/extention thing since I already have plenty of tools on hand. I will be sure to tape the socket on, wouldn't want it to come off, that would be a bummer.
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Re: re: priming oil pump on 351w

Postby willowbilly3 » Wed Apr 13, 2005 4:53 am

DuckRyder wrote:You can also use a 1/4 drive socket on a 1/4 drive extension spun by a drill.

TAPE THE SOCKET TO THE EXTENSION so that you don't knock it off when removing it.

Also, unless you want to buy a new drill, spin it several seconds, let the drill cool, and spin it again. Smoke coming out of the drill is a bad thing.


Robert, you beat me to it. That is exactly what I have always used. I use a thin, deep socket as some of the clunky short ones won't fit down the hole it seems.
Now this might be overkill, but I always hook up an oil pressure guage and a remote starter switch. After it builds oil pressure, I hit the starter for 15 seconds (with the spark plugs out) This might be un-necessary but it makes me feel like I have everything lubed good and all the lifters pumped up ect.
In reality, if you are using good assembly lube and everything is right, you won't damage your engine if you don't prime it, but you will find if there is anything amiss in the oiling system. It isn't unusual for galley plugs to get left out, or a cam bearing to be installed wrong blocking oil flow to the top end. Another thing I have had happen and it isn't uncommon on FE engines, is to have the oil pressure bypass valve stick a little and they will blow the rear cam plug out. I always stake those bad boys in now too. If you are priming it on the engine stand, you might have a helper turn the engine through with a breakerbar a few times as you prime it.
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re: priming oil pump on 351w

Postby wekelm » Wed Apr 13, 2005 2:25 pm

All this time I've been getting a primer from autozone and I had a 1/4 inch socket and extension in my tool box. :cry: Thanx guys learned something new. :bow:
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