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Start-up pre-lub

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    Question Start-up pre-lub

    I need to pre-lub an engine(LS1) that's been sitting a long time. What's the best way to get access? In the old days, you just turned the pump thru the distributor hole. I'm just learning these new engines.

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    In the olden daze we used to pull the plugs and squirt a teaspoon of 10 or 20 weight oil into each cylinder, then manually turn over the engine S L O W L Y (battery disconnected) with a breaker bar or long handled ratchet on the crankshaft pulley (where the timing marks are) about 5 - 10 revolutions. This would make sure that the rings weren't stuck and the cylinder walls got some oil on them. Plugs back in, then prime the oil system / top end by driving the oil pump with an electric drill through the distributor hole. Don't know much about these newfangled engines with cats & coilpacks for each cylinder - there's no distributor anymore that I know about?

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    I plan to pull the oil pressure sending unit and pump oil in. I'm just looking for some kind of small pump to use. Thanks for the helpful answers.

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