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Proper use of Summit oil pump primer

I will soon be test starting my BB 396 for the first time. I purchased a Summit oil pump primer tool, but I've lost the freaking instruction sheet!! What is the correct proceedure for priming/starting/breaking-in this engine? It is Not a Trick/Race engine by any means. It only has a c/r of about 9.5-1, Holley 750 d/p, 454 truck heads (2.19/1.88), .556 hyd. cam, steel roller-tip rockers, GM HEI, 'El Cheepo' headers, Weiand Stealth intake and a Carter electric fuel pump. Thats about it. I spun the oil pump for a few minutes, using my electric drill, attatched to the Summit tool, but I didn't see any oil coming to/thru the clear line to the oil pressure gauge. The oil pan is full....I don't get it? Whut am I doing wrong??? I don't want this thing to blow up on me!!...Please help!!

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don't worry about the clear line getting oil in it.. it ""pressure"" it wants to see. it don't care about oil getting to it... ck the #2 cyl rocker/push rod for oil.. i do believe that is the last one to get oil.. and u very well may not get oil for the engine pushs oil alot better then a drill does.. pressure is what u look for...
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What is the correct proceedure for priming...this engine? help!
Make sure you have the drill turning in the right direction. Sounds silly to suggest something like that but it happens...
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You need to see oil coming out of the rockers and you should see pressure on the gauge. I assume you are running a mechanical gauge since you mentioned a clear line. You will need to get the air out of that line for the gauge to work. Generally if you see oil at the rockers it is primed enough. You may not see it at all the rockers unless you turn the engine a little. Depending on the oil and the pump it can take a while. I would say if you don't see something in 10-20 minutes you have an issue
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don't worry about the clear line getting oil in it.. it ""pressure"" it wants to see. it don't care about oil getting to it... ck the #2 cyl rocker/push rod for oil.. i do believe that is the last one to get oil.. and u very well may not get oil for the engine pushs oil alot better then a drill does.. pressure is what u look for...
I´ve just done mine and number 2 intake was the last to show oil.
I started off with 1 @ TDC, primed until the first oil showed, then rotated the crank 45º, primed again until oil showed.
I repeated this until I was back to 1 @ TDC and all rockers had plenty of oil showing.
Touch and go with the drill, it began to smoke somewhat, so I pulled out a hair dryer set to cold and cooled it down.
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