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Old 07-01-2009, 02:40 PM
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I can understand that using molly lube. I can't stand that stuff.

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grease in engine

in my opinion grease does not belong in a engine,pre lube with proper adapter is the best method, when pan is filled with oil it migrates into suction bell and after a few seconds the pump is primed, if you have grease on the bearings it makes it difficult to have oil flow past.you should get full oil presure with a drill, i work mostly on fords and a old ditribritor shaft works well, should get presure turning by hand, with chevs i cut the botom off a distribritor, the shaft with the gear removed of coarse, with a slow drill have pressure with in min. and soon after oil to rockers cliff
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I've done a bunch of big and small blocks and only use the one without the collar. As long as you prelube all contacts surfaces, valves, cam lobes, flat part of lifters and both ends of pushrods, you'll be fine. Prelubing cam bearings and crank and rod bearings is great for turning for assembly but if you spin the oil pump the oil will dilute the prelube on those pieces. Rocker arms, cam lobes, lifters and pushrods will retain the prelube until you fire it and then after running it will wash off. Never had to pack the pump.
If everything is right to fire you have no problems
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