Priming a 6.1 hemi

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47dodgetruck
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Priming a 6.1 hemi

Postby 47dodgetruck » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:22 pm

I have a 6.1 hemi that has been sitting for a year and a half. Does anyone know of a way to prime the 6.1 before starting it?

392heminut
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Re: Priming a 6.1 hemi

Postby 392heminut » Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:58 am

If you're talking about priming the oiling system then pull the spark plugs and crank it over with no compression. That's the only way to do it since the oil pump is driven by the crank snout.
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Sharadon
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Re: Priming a 6.1 hemi

Postby Sharadon » Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:00 pm

Use external pump and send it throught the oil pressure sender hole.
On a new engine it takes 1.5 qrts to get oil to fill the lifters.

I use a small block oil pump and a drill. I have less then $30 in the set up plus some time.

I see this is an old post. Just thought I'd share.
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Re: Priming a 6.1 hemi

Postby 47dodgetruck » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:47 am

Thanks for the ideas. I am still working on this project!


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