Oil Pump Primer Access

Thu May 08, 2014 7:27 am

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1952 FCub
If you look close between the two touch control tubes you will see that the oil pump primer set screw access is positioned directly behind the bottom tube. It may not look like it but believe me it is directly behind it preventing allen wrench use.
Anyone else confronted this issue?

I need to flush the system anyway so I will use the filter access if priming is necessay.

Dell

Re: Oil Pump Primer Access

Thu May 08, 2014 8:08 am

Dell,

What you show is normal.

Bill

Re: Oil Pump Primer Access

Thu May 08, 2014 8:32 am

Dell, I have put a large screwdriver between the lines and carefully turned it side ways. That will separate the two lines just enough to get to the plug without damaging the lines.

Re: Oil Pump Primer Access

Thu May 08, 2014 10:32 am

Got it flushed and filled and buttoned up but no oil pressure.
Didn't feel like pulling the filter cap so tried the primer plug and it worked.
Gently pryed down on the bottom tube enough to get the plug out.
Had oil pressure to the middle of the gauge after priming.

Thanks for the information.
Dell

Re: Oil Pump Primer Access

Thu May 08, 2014 6:24 pm

You can use the hole inside the oil filter housing.... by far the easiest!