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How to prime oil system

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by Kevin Galloway, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. Kevin Galloway

    Kevin Galloway New Member

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    Hi Anyone been able to prime the oil system on a rebuilt ve v6. Motor not in car yet. I can only find the one point where the sender unit goes.
     
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    greenacc Searching for the billion

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    I thought it was self priming. If it's not then you could try pouring oil down the filter housing.
     
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    Assume it's still full of assembly lube? Could unplug the CAS when it's in the car and full of oil and just let it crank over for 5 or 10 seconds to get it in, usually what I do if I haven't driven a car for a few of months.
     
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    Thanks for the replies, I ended up removing the oil pressure sensor and making up and adaptor. To this I conected a 1 litre steel container filled with oil and an air line hose in the bottom, and in the lid I connected another air line and reg and ran 5psi of air, this forced the oil through engine. When I went to start the engine I pulled out the fuel pump relay and only had to crank for 20 to 30 secs and oil pressure came up on the master gauge I fitted in where I had primed it. Replaced fuel pump relay and engine fired up.

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