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No oil pressure!!

Hey guys can somebody please help me. Just freshly rebuilt my 192 (186) and I've primed everything as I've built it. I've gone to crank her over to start the initial break in process and my gauge doesn't even rise to the first small notch (gauge in picture) it gets about half way to the first notch when running and stays there. Can someone please help, cheers

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Because the oil pump is above the sump, the punp needs to be filled with oil for the 1st startup ..

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Grey motor oil pumps were buried in the bottom of the sump, so they were self priming.

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Holdenpaedia, they're the brakes Mate.

did you fill the oil filter with oil and pack the oil pump with vaseline
i do this with every rebuild to ensure it gets oil
if you started it with out priming you've probably already damaged the bearings

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Have you tried priming the pump using the "long flat blade screwdriver with the handle chopped off, driven by the cordless drill" method? Keep turning the pump until you see oil dribbling back from the rocker gear.

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"If your car has quarter vents, a diff at the back, and was available with wind-down windows, you may talk to me.
Otherwise I am not interested. Amen."

I think he has a 186 block.

The cordless drill method is good for V8's as I understand things.

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Holdenpaedia, they're the brakes Mate.

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