I know this may stupid but none the less I really do not want to ruin a brand new engine. I put a new crate engine, 1988, Mercruiser 350, 270 hp in my boat and finally got everything done. Now when I go to start it up for the first time should I pull my distributer and spin the oil pump to pump up the lifters and put some oil in the cylinders before I crank it over or do they really have lubrication in a new engine coming direct from the factory? Any and all advice is appreciated.
Thank you, Bob
Thank you for your fast reply! I have a straight slot screwdriver that has the handle cut off for spinning an oil pump. But your way will save me alot of work. I do like your idea of pulling the positive wire off due to sparks. Also should I pull the spark plugs to relieve all compression? Thank you again, Bob
Would be alot easier cranking over..less load on the bearings I suppose also.
Thank you very much, I will start it and let you know how I make out. Thanks again, Bob