I forgot something else. If you put a new cam and lifters in the engine,
you should bed these in first before you go driving.
The procedure is 2,000 - 2,500 rpm for 30 minutes as soon as
possible after first starting. (but after you check for oil, water leaks!)
Then you can run it in by driving the car under load at <= 4000 rpm
From: Elliott, Patrick <email@example.com>
To: 'Spridgets' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: 'email@example.com' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tuesday, April 07, 1998 8:20 AM
Subject: 1275 resurrection
> I rebuilt my 1275 and have finally got it into the car. Before I
>attempt to run it , I would like to turn it over , build up some oil
>pressure, and generally make sure nothing is going to break.
> Question #1. Do I have to "prime" the oil system in any way?
> Question #2. How long will it have to turn over before I get any oil
>flow out of the pressure gauge fitting?
> Question #3. When I rebuilt it, I filled the top end of the cylinder
>with oil to protect them while I got the car ready to except the
> engine. Would it behoove me to flush these out
>with gas or diesel ? or just let it burn out?
> Question #4 Does anyone have a Starter switch from a 948 ?
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