My Peach

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Re: My Peach

by claysummers » Sat May 29, 2021 10:05 pm

Glen,
I’m in the process of getting my rebuilt 179 running. I just put some Morey’s oil stabiliser in the pump and filled the filter. Plugs out crank and idiot light out after a few seconds. Are you getting oil up to the lifters? Maybe a dud switch or short.

Other thing I did to try and get the cam well oiled was turn the motor on to the cam side and turn over by hand a few times. Cam gets its oil from crank splash so not recommended to crank over on the starter for too long.

These days the experts say don’t use molly grease in the pump, cam lobes or anywhere in the engine as it can clog up your lifters. Even the goo you get with a new cam, voids warranty if you don’t use it, they say don’t.
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Re: My Peach

by Carpet56 » Sun May 30, 2021 3:55 pm

Thanks for the input guys. I will give it another go tomorrow by turning it over, i already have the plugs out but the pump doesn't look like priming. It is a new pump as well as the motor being rebuilt. Never had one that didn't prime within 10 secs or so. If it wont prime tomorrow it looks like i will be taking the pump off and checking it out. Will fill the gears with some oil and then oil up the rockers and give another go.
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Re: My Peach

by Carpet56 » Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:24 pm

Okay so I tried again today but still no pressure. Off with the new pump and checked it out to make sure all was well. Lookin good so I half filled the gears with petroleum jelly and oil. Bolted back to the motor then pumped oil into the sender unit hole after filling and screwing on the filter, as this is what jp website recommends. Never had to do that before but what the hey I'll give it a go. 20 to 30 seconds later the idiot light went out and all is well thank god. What a pain. Done about 7 or 8 motors over my time and never had this much trouble with a new pump. Anywho thanks to all for the info. Onwards and upwards, cheers.
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Re: My Peach

by 64v8wagon » Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:37 pm

Hi Glenn, should have checked in earlier and may have saved you some time. I have always primed my oil pumps with a bit of happy fat (petroleum jelly to the un educated) and never had a fail. Especially Holden V8's. I did it to all my red 6 as well for peace of mind. Anywho good to see you are moving forward. :D
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