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What tool do you guys use to prime your oil pump? I know a hand drill but what attachment or thing on the end to turn the shaft? I know chevy guys take an old distributor, cut it up and turn the teeth off the gear and use that, not sure what you guys do.

Also, I need a cam sensor gear, is a buick distributor the same gear? Am willing to buy one soon I need it fast.

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Oil Prime

The chevy guy home made tool works for our buicks too. Thats how this chevy guy primed his buick. Phil
 

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Awesome, now about that cam sensor gear? Anyplace I can get a replacement one overnighted? Junkyard anything fit? Is it bad to use a cam sensor gear of unknown history from a JY?

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I disconnect my oil cooler line and backfill the pump from above.
 

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<======No oil cooler :usa:

Good idea though

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Of course it works...does not matter how the oil pump cavity is filled...as long as it is filled, it has to work. :rolleyes:
 

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Need to also distinguish between priming the pump, and priming the engine. Pouring oil down the top oil cooler line primes the pump, but turning the pump with a drill primes the engine. I turn the drill until oil comes up the pushrods and then turn the engine quarter turns four times to get the depressed lifters freed up so they can fill.
Am I right Mr. Wood?
 

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sounds good to me. :)

Works better than stuffing vaseline in the pump. GM suggests filling the pump with EOS.
 

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STOMPN 6 said:
I have done it that way before and it does work! :yup:
yeah, but i as I said, it is a mess and a waste of time - the pump will prime its self - the point is to prime the engine and as long as the gears are not dry, there is not need to stuff anything into the pump. TOTAL MYTH!!!!!!
 

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the pump will prime its self
Not. I have let mine run a few times for about 20 seconds with no oil pressure after messing with the pump for whatever reason. Not a good feeling when the car is sitting there running with the oil light on. If the oil pump has air in it then half the time when you try and start it for the first time it will not create a suction pulling the oil from the pan. Pouring oil down the top cooler hose (top one in the radiator) works everytime.

I think your myth is a myth.
 

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I used a spade bit and ground off the point. To keep it centered, I dropped a deep socket (I forget what size) over it. Worked well.
 

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Thats what I used initially, and my pump clearances were tight and i bent the two tangs on the end of the pump shaft which = making a cam sensor hard to install

Joe

BTW I got my hands on a chevy one and it works GOOOOD!!

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Blown & Injected said:
yeah, but i as I said, it is a mess and a waste of time - the pump will prime its self - the point is to prime the engine and as long as the gears are not dry, there is not need to stuff anything into the pump. TOTAL MYTH!!!!!!
No wonder your cams don't last long...between the crap floating around in the engine and you failure to prime the pump, I think you have explained enuf. :rolleyes:

For the others that don't understand, Buick oil pumps are located well above the oil level. With the pump full of air, there can be no suction, and it will not pull oil to the pump, and, onward into the engine.
 

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seems I may have mislabeled this thread, should have been priming the engine....

I think this is my 442 post......

LONG LIVE OLDSMOBILE....errrrrrrrrrr

GM ruined me when they got rid of oldsmobile

Joe

BTW favorite question asked by mopar/ford guys:

That got the 442 motor in it????
 

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Steve Wood said:
No wonder your cams don't last long...between the crap floating around in the engine and you failure to prime the pump, I think you have explained enuf. :rolleyes:

For the others that don't understand, Buick oil pumps are located well above the oil level. With the pump full of air, there can be no suction, and it will not pull oil to the pump, and, onward into the engine.
Talk about hanging yourself with your own post. It is now obvious that with your post count that all you do is read Hot Rod and post what you read as your own personal knowledge for if you had the time to spend actually working on these engines instead of playing internet expert you would know that the oil pump will prime itself without the need to pack it or back fill it.
 
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