Originally Posted by ComfortEagle
So what about pre-oiling? If it were a gas motor in a car, I would likely pull the spark plugs, pour a bit of oil into the plug holes, and spin the motor a few times by hand. Is a similar approach feasible/recommended for the big cat?
If you really want to you can. I don't feel it is needed though.
I will outline what is needed if you want to go this route.
Start with a empty oil pan on Your engine.
The best way it to take a Brand NEW
air compressor With pressure regulator
Replace the the petcock water drain with a ball valve and plumb a air hose to the valve.
Then take the air line loose from the top of the tank and pour in a gallon or two of the engine oil you are planning on running.
Next hook the air line back to the tank and find the oil pressure sending unit on the engine.
get what ever you need fitting wise to hook the hose where the sending unit went.
Fire up the compressor set the regulator to 50 PSI.
Open the valve and the air will push the oil in all oil galleys at 50 PSI.
I cannot Stress enough the importance of using a new compressor. If a compressor has EVER been used it WILL have some rust in the tank. This oil will go in unfiltered. You don't want a unclean container.