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Old 11-15-2017, 07:43 AM   #1
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Just got done installing new crate motor from dealer, shop took old ground strap off so not sure proper location is. Long strap with 3 connection points. Guessing bolt by fire wall to each heads on motor. Alsoq been reading best way to prim oil to motor before starting. Read a lot of different ways and wondering what you guys think is the best way to do it before I try and start it. Easiest way i saw was to unhook injectors and spark plugs and hold gas pedal down to floor and crank motor over keeping an eye on oil pressure till it builds up. Also is there anything else to check or do prior to starting it for first time.

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Old 11-15-2017, 09:21 AM   #2
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I use a cheap hand pump that screws onto a standard oil bottle. It has a clear hose that comes wit it. I have a 1/4" fitting clamped on the in of the hose. Remove oil pressure sensor and screw in fitting. I use to have a pressure gage inline, but don't bother with it anymore and just pump 3 qts of oil into it and call it good.
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Yes you are correct on that ground wire. As for priming use an outboard boat motor hand pump screwed into the oil pressure sender location and pump 2-3gts into it and it will be good to go.
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What they said Plus filled oil filter .
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:46 PM   #5
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Okay I'll run to the store tonight and try to come up with something to use as a pump. Im guessing the oil sensor/sender talked about is the one right behind oil filter? Part of the oil filter housing bracket. Just want to make sure pumping into right one.
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The little 1/8" nipple sensor in the front of the block below the belt tensioner.
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I bought one at arbor freight and another at advance auto parts. I think they were $12.
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Old 11-16-2017, 01:19 PM   #8
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The little 1/8" nipple sensor in the front of the block below the belt tensioner.
Only picture I have of old motor still in. Is it the one I drew an arrow pointing towards? That's the only 1I can remember seeing towards the front of the motor and above the oil filter. I don't remember one on the other side of motor by the belt tensioner . I'll look again when I get home though .
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Yes that one
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Okay Awesome thank you so much. I was starting to worry the more I tried to find location online people were talking about the one under the intake manifold the 1 under the timing cover and all these other locations starting to think I was going to have to tear the motor back apart.
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