Senior Tech Team
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Houston north side
Re: Trouble priming SBC oil pump?
The jumping out makes it sound like the primer rod isn't fully engaged into the pump. If properly engaged it should stay put.
Measure your distributor from bottom of mounting base to tip to get a measurement how far the primer rod should extend down when it engages the oil pump shaft. Then make sure the primer rod extends down that same dimension when you try it again.
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