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I read in this forum awhile ago to turn the oil pump with a drill before installing the intake as you can see where oil might be going in the wrong places-such as lifter bore leaking by, etc.

But if the weight of the drill is on the oil pump shaft- will this lead to premature wear and scoring of the oil pump? I think a oil-priming tool puts the weight of the drill (usually a heavy 1/2 drill) on the intake manifold distributer flange instead.

Getting ready for a long-awaited, expensive start up and trying to avoid new adventures. Thanks.
 

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Don't worry about it..Just prime and go. You want to prime right before you drop in the distributor at least. No dry starts. Any more than that is great (i.e. when intake is off, etc...)
 
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