First start after new cam & balance shaft delete

Head887

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So I’m almost at the point where I’m ready to start the motor after doing my cam and balance shaft delete. Do I need to prime the oil pump / system? I did use assembly lube while putting cam in, it has been about 5 months since the rebuild of that makes any difference? If so how do I go about priming? I have searched but not much luck finding anything.
Is there anything else I need to do before the fierst start up?
Thanks for any advice!
 

Windex

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By your title it sounds like you deleted your cam....

Please clarify, you deleted the balance shaft, as well as replaced the camshaft, 5 months ago and the engine sat un-started from then until now?
 

Head887

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Sorry for the confusion, yes that is correct. I installed a new cam and also deleted the balance shaft. Motor has now been sitting for about 5 months.
 

Mozambiquer

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Here's a thread that talks about breaking in the cam. If you don't do that, it can cause your new cam to wear out faster.
 

Windex

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Additionally, it would be a good idea to crank the engine over with the glowplugs out and the fuel harness disconnected to build oil pressure prior to start
 

QuickTD

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Start it, quick check for leaks, drive it.
 

dtrvler

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Additionally, it would be a good idea to crank the engine over with the glowplugs out and the fuel harness disconnected to build oil pressure prior to start
I always do this too...with clean fresh oil and filter to....get fresh clean oil everywhere...under pressure. I crank every engine without starting it...that i build no matter what type it is to run oil through it....but im especially concerned about getting oil flowing through the turbo before starting. It may not be absolutely necessary but im pretty sure its not hurting anything
 
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