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Old 12-30-2021, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by crystalworks View Post
I've always pulled the fuel pump fuse to prevent startup to pre-oil before starting a motor after top end work (or anything else that would dry up the top end). Would that not work here?
That would keep fuel out of the equation, but the important bits would still be turning over and causing damage if the oil isn’t circulating properly or under enough pressure. When I think of pre-oiling a new motor I think of how you can drive the oil pump with a drill to circulate oil before first start on some motors. Totally different designs though.

Short of this, I was thinking a real time look at oil pressure is the way to go…assuming the sensor at the filter housing is measuring pressure in the motor, not as the oil exits the pump.
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