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Old 03-04-2011, 03:59 PM   #1
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my next project is my 96 aurora back in comission. i have a good very very well taken care of engine. i will be changing the valve cover, cross over, and oil pan gasket. i have a question, the engine has been sitting about a two years now witch one of years it has had no oil in it. how do i help the bearings when start up comes around ? obviusly ill prime as good as possiable.
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I would be inclined to crank it over with no spark plugs in it, and no fuel, until the oil pressure comes up. This will run the oil pump, and get all the turny bits oiled with minimal impact. I would also think some assembly lube, but I don't think you plan on tearing the engine apart.
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Exceptionally interested in this thread. I love northstar V8s.

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take the oil pan off along with the valve covers and oil the crap out of em! (crank/rockers ect ect)
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yea ill try to get everything possiable with some assembly lube and crank it over.
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well i cant seem to remove the pully from the end of the cam, put a three jaw pully puller on it and it just started warping the pully. its made out of plastic so i dont want to break it. anybody have another sugestion ?
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well i couldnt get my pics to up load. but this project has been put on hold due to my aunt coming to me wanting to rebuild her 82 vw rabbit. she offerd me a $1000 labor and her buy parts so i acepted.
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I think RJ'* advice is best. Looks pretty clean. Either the internals are in good enough shape that getting everything oiled up before you hit it with compression and fire will do the trick, or they are not. Any oxidation or corrosion that might have occured isn't going to be helped with the extra work.
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a grand in labor is nice
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i poped off the oil pan when it was on the stand, everything seemed to fine, no oxidation or anything
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