Oil pressure question

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  1. gnx547

    gnx547 Active Member

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    I added oil to the engine and I hooked up an oil pressure gauge. I made a oil pump drive tool for my drill to spin the oil drive shaft. When I spin it clockwise, the oil pressure gauge needle does not move. I spun it for almost a minute and the needle did not move. Should the needle on the gauge move right away once I spin the oil drive shaft? Or does it take mins for the gauge needle to move?
     
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    You should be spinning the pump counter clockwise. Reverse your drill and give it a whirl. The distrib spins counter clockwise also. If the pump is bone dry, it can take a minute or so sometimes for it to pickup prime.
     
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    This ^ I was about to say why were you spinning it the wrong way .
     
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    Opps, I thought it was clockwise..From spinning it forward could I have done damage to the pump?
     
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    Ford was retarded coming from a chevy standpoint. Its cool the distrib doesnt smash into the firewall, but the reverse rotation thing and a water pump bolting to the timing chain cover is different.
     
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    All you did was blow air into the oil pan and make it blow bubbles. No harm done.