Does anyone have an easy, effective way to prime an oil pump on an early TD?
Remove the key from the ignition and jack up one rear wheel so that it is just clear of the ground. Remove the oil pump’s priming plug and the sparking plugs. Place the gearlever in the top gear position. Have an assistant slowly turn the rear wheel BACKWARDS. While the engine is being turned backwards, inject engine oil by means of an oil can with a spout into the pump’s orifice. After about a 1/4 pint has been injected, replace the priming plug, place gear in neutral, and spin the engine on the starter. If no pressure, repeat the process. May not be easy, but it is certainly effective. Correction: I should have said place the gear lever in first gear. Thanks for the help. However, my TD is an early example. The oil pump doesn’t have a priming plug.
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