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Re: [Mgs] no oil pressure

To: Dan DiBiase <>,
Subject: Re: [Mgs] no oil pressure
From: Barney Gaylord <>
Date: Thu, 03 Dec 2009 08:11:02 -0600
Yes.  It is common to push start the car by rolling it forward in 2nd 
gear and pop the clutch.  In 4th gear it goes easy enough to turn the 
engine by rolling the car while the clutch is engaged.  Rolling 
forward or backward turns the engine accordingly.  This is a common 
way to rotate the engine for setting valve clearance or ignition 
points.  Turning backward is also a good way to free a stuck starter gear.

At 04:34 AM 12/3/2009 -0800, Dan DiBiase wrote:
>Can you actually roll the car backwards while it's in a 'forward' gear?
>From: Barney Gaylord <>
>To: don <>;
>Sent: Thu, December 3, 2009 6:33:25 AM
>Subject: Re: [Mgs] no oil pressure
>Disconnect the large oil hose from RR corner of engine block.  Input 
>oil here as you rotate engine backward (use 4th gear and roll car 
>backward with spark plugs removed).  With one pint of oil installed 
>this way the oil pump will be full and will pump.  It may still 
>require up to 30 seconds of cranking to fill the oil cooler and 
>hoses and filter before you see pressure on the gauge.
>At 02:12 PM 12/2/2009 -0800, Don Scott wrote:
> > My '62 MGA has been sitting for way too long. .... engine spins, 
> but no oil pressure. .... the Mk IIs have large rubber flexible 
> hoses that go to an oil cooler .... Anybody out there know best way 
> to get oil into the oil pump?
> > ....


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