Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: milwaukee, wi, usa
Since I posted this topic way back when, I have progressed (thanks to the help or many people here) to nearly finishing this project. I have my car street worthy and running and here is what I found when pre-lubing my engine. Using the tool meant for this job, whiich I attached to my electric drill, I'd say it took maybe 3-5 minutes of constant drill time for the oil to reach the rocker arms. I had never done this before, so I pulled one of the valve covers to check and sure enough, there was a good supply of oil up there. I wouldn't fire up a new engine without pre-oiling it. After all the work and the fun I am having now driving the car, that little bit effort was well worth it. Now that I have the car to drive, skipping this step and delaying it's debut on the street because I took a shortcut and skipped this step could have caused problems I didn't need or want. Like I said, it didn't take long, probably 5 minutes and was well worth it!