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    Rover v8 4.0 oil priming

    Am I right in thinking the later Rover V8s 3.9 4.0 4.6 do not have the facility to prime the oil pump 'by hand'.

    I am at the start it up stage, bearing in mind the engine was refreshed 2 yr ago.

    I have googled it and the early ones you could make a tool and Vasalene the pump turn the pump to prime the pump. I have removed the Dizzy and put the old one in and it wont turn.

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    If you have a dizzy, you can prime it !
    There’s two types of primer,early and late, ones like a flat screwdriver, the other is a recessed flat screwdriver
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    Found my pics
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    have you taken the cam gear off the old dizzy ?
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    Right here goes.

    I have removed the dizzy and when I look in the hole I see the cam drive but nothing else. There is nothing for the slot at the end of the dizzy to sit in.....honest
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    There are some 3.9/4.0 rovers with a dizzy but crank driven oil pumps, if it has a serpentine belt on it, it's most likely crank driven oil pump.
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    Ha Ha think I may have one of them.

    So I just crank and hope for the best?

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    My crank driven oil pump is self priming, so yes
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    I know you know this but....take a wire off the coil first till you strike oil.
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    Im not that far on just turning it with no Dizzy in...…..not a glimmer ?
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