The grease is called "Assembly lube".
>To: John Mitchell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>CC: 6 Pack <email@example.com>, "firstname.lastname@example.org"
>Subject: Re: [TR] Packing an oil pump
>Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2006 23:47:48 -0500
>The trick in rebuilding an engine is the use of a special grease on all the
>journals during reassembly. This includes cam bearings and lobe faces,
>rocker bearings, mains and rods, wrist pins, etc. You should be able get
>the grease at a NAPA or similar store, especially one that supports a
>machine shop. What makes this grease special is its load bearing
>capability and that it rapidly dissolves into the new oil with no noticable
>effect on the oil. If you can't find that, then use a good molybdenum
>The cylinder walls should be wiped down with 30 W oil, and the pistons
>likewise. The timing chain, gears, oil pump interior, distributor shaft,
>etc. should all be coated with 50W (usually a "racing") oil.
>One other "trick" is not to install the distributor until the engine is
>ready to start. Take an old distributor shaft minus the driving gear,
>attach a drill, then spin the oil pump to fill all the oil galleries.
>However, this can be a bit difficult because old shafts are not so common,
>I have heard of folks actually making a dummy shaft to do this. A bit on
>the complicated side.
>Another trick is to remove the spark plugs, the just spin the engine for
>five or ten seconds. This will pretty effectively fill all the oil
>galleries prior to the first run.
>If you do all this, you should have no worries when starting the engine.
>John Mitchell wrote:
>> I've heard it helps to pack the oil pump with vaseline after a rebuild
>>to hasten the build up of oil pressure. What exactly does that mean?
>>Pack the screen and extension, or remove the pump and pack the body? A
>>second question, the rod bearing clearance measures .0015", which I know
>>is within the tolerance range. The main bearing clearance measures
>>.00175, but bentley doesn't even mention checking this. Is that within
>>range, or does it really matter? Thanks for any advice. John Mitchell 76
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