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Hemi oil to rockers..priming pump

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TDWZ28, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. TDWZ28
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    I did a search and didn't find an answer.

    I am trying to get oil to the rockers on a 392. I have the pump priming rod installed in a 1/2" drill motor. I get instant oil pressue on the gauge. I have been spinning the drill for a few minuets, but no oil is comimg out of the rockers. How long should the drill motor have to turn the pump to get oil to the rockers? 2 mins..5 mins? Engine is a fresh rebuild that has been run before, but has sat for a few years. Thanks for any answers.
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    keep going..........takes a while.
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    You need to turn motor over while you are priming it...
  4. TDWZ28
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    ok.
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  5. TDWZ28
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    Been doing that. About a quater revolution at a time.
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    Got it. Turned engine over while the wife spun the drill. 3 mins of spinning, both sides flowing good. Thanks for the help you 2 guys.
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    Read somewhere that it might take up to 20 minutes to completly purge all air out of a dry oil system on hemis.

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