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Old 17 Mar 2015, 01:38 pm
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Default Priming NEW oil pump

First, if I missed the thread elsewhere, my appologies. I did look. I'm starting to get parts in for the Cruiser I got last week and I figured I'd go ahead and change the oil pump while waiting for the timing cover. The Haynes manual says t prime it, but I didn't see how right off and had to leave for a job interview. So do I just spin it why pouring oil into it? It will be at least another week (probably longer) before the car is running anyway, so will priming it do any good now?
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Old 18 Mar 2015, 12:03 pm
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pack with Vaseline used to be the way I always did it...don't know if that's still acceptable...friends used a lot of assembly lube...both worked....just using regular oil was never even considered..most of my experience comes from classic cars so things might have changed
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Old 18 Mar 2015, 01:58 pm
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The oil pumps in the 2.4 (that is the engine you are asking about I presume?) are very efficient. And if you have a Turbo model PT Cruiser they are down right over kill!

You only need to make sure that you have new clean engine oil during the installation. They are mechanical gear type so during the engine starter cycling will start to pull from the sump and within seconds of engine start be fully primed and functioning. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE PROPER OIL LEVEL BEFORE STARTING YOUR ENGINE.

Some information provided by aftermarket repair manuals is generalized by application over a large various of engines and may not necessarily be model and engine specific on some common parts.
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Old 18 Mar 2015, 04:36 pm
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Thanks, I had a couple of delays, so I'll get back to it Friday. I'm sure I'll have more questions.
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the oil pump is located near the timing belt cover???!
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