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If you are freshening up, rebuilding, or starting an engine
that hasn’t been started in a long time, one of the most dangerous things you
can do is start it “dry” before the oil has circulated through the engine. Our Oil Pump Priming Tool allows you to easily
send oil throughout the engine and properly lubricate it before you ever turn
the engine over.
To use it, you simply insert the flared end over the oil
pump gear, accessed through the distributor opening in the top of the timing
cover. The smaller textured end is
inserted into a 3/8” drive drill (there is texture on the machined area to help
the drill chuck grab the tool). You then
simply activate the drill and spin it until oil is flowing through the
pushrods. Then you can reinstall your
distributor and start your engine!
The tool will fit the AMC V8’s (304, 360, 390 and 401), the
Buick 350, the Cadillac 472 and 500), as well as the earlier model AMC 258
6-cylinder engines. This tool may work in other engines as well, but those
listed above have been verified. Will NOT fit Vigilante 327 Engines.
**Note this tool will not fit in newer 258's (however, we
can make one without the ‘hood’ portion of the tool, which will then allow it
to fit the later 258’s).
This Oil Pump Priming Tool is made by one of our customers here
in the USA!