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Re: My first rebuilt engine

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Subject: Re: My first rebuilt engine
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 08:56:35 -0700
On a "dry" rebuild, it will probably take more like 30-60 seconds of
cranking to bring up the oil pressure. I would have filled up the oil filter
first, as a matter of course...

on 7/24/05 2:47 PM, at wrote:

> Hi all-
> This is the first engine I've rebuilt... for my 1972 MGB.  I'm having  an
> ignition fault which I'm sure I can figure out for myself, but what concerns
> me 
> is the oil pressure when crankiing the engine.
> I've cranked the engine 3-5  times so far, for a few seconds each time  to
> check for a spark.  The oil pressure needle has not budged.  The  oil filter
> is 
> still dry.  I SWEAR I put the gasket in between the oil pump  and the block.
> Am I just too nervous?  How long should it take to  fill up that oil cooler
> and come back?  Does the oil go though the cooler  first or the filter?
> John


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

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