Prime the oil pump, thanks to Barnyard (pic)

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Prime the oil pump, thanks to Barnyard (pic)

Postby Redcub » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:43 pm

I just got a call from a friend yesterday that had his cub engine overhauled last year and is finally getting it all put together in his barn.
"Better prime that oil pump" I told him. "Barnyard told me how to do it". He took off the oil filter cover while I was on the phone.
" You mean the hole where the bolt goes in?" "NO!" I responded. I had the wrong idea until Barnyard set me straight last week:

Barnyard wrote: ....Not quite, when you take the lid of you will see a hole at the top. Shoot oil into it until it comes out. Then put the lid on and start the tractor. Watch the pressure to make sure it comes up.

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(Photo credit: Barnyard)

Thought I'd share Baryard's photo and words. It saved the day, and saved the Cub. ( Pun intended )

There has been talk about it before, but the picture said it all.
Thanks! :worthy:

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My friend texted me today that the Cub is running and out the door.
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Re: Prime the oil pump, thanks to Barnyard (pic)

Postby Barnyard » Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:14 pm

Glad it worked for you, there is another way to prime the engine on the left side, but since you had already removed the filter top at that time I figured this was the easiest way for you.
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