Originally Posted by Plaka
That teflon transfer would have to happen aweful quick. I always crank a fresh build with the ignition off to bring up the oil pressure before I fire it for the first time. Three 10 second bursts gets my oil light out.
If you are starting with a completely cleaned block, let me warn readers that it can take a lot more than 30 seconds to prime the pump. Way more than 30 seconds. I know from priming the pump before I connect the timing chain and install the top end. Sometimes it takes a lot of way faster turning than the starter will ever turn that cam to get the pump primed. BTDT many times but I prime the pump to the big end journals before I even put the top ends on. That way I can crank the engine a half turn and light the engine up with full oil pressure instantly.