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MG MGA - engine start up

I need to preoil the engine before start up, any thoughts

Leave the spark plugs out and the ignition off and spin the engine with the starter until you get oil pressue showing on the gage. I did that several times until I could see oil appearing at the rockers, then I put the plugs back in and turned the ignition on and it fired right up.
Ed Bell

To increase the speed of initial oil circulation prime the pump by undoing the external oil pipe where it attaches to the rear of the block and injecting oil into the hole. Also, if you have the modern spin-on oil filter, fill it with oil before screwing on.

Steve Gyles

This thread was discussed between 09/02/2010 and 10/02/2010

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