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I have a 5.0 Mustang in storage and part of the process of de-winterizing is to pressurize the oil system before starting the motor for the first time. In that case I pull the distributor and run a shaft to the oil pump and spin it with a drill until I see oil seeping out of the pushrods and onto the rocker arms. Of course, I can't follow that exact process with my 944SS, but is there a way to send oil around the motor before I start it for the first time in the spring?

Of course, I have never had a problem in the past with my winterized bikes but I was wondering if there was any applicability with start-up being a time of high wear due to a lack of proper lube at the heads, etc.
 
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Re: Pressurize oil system prior to springtime? (Nick D.)

Take the spark plugs out and rotate the engine with the crank tool (if you have one).
 
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Re: Pressurize oil system prior to springtime? (dr_apoc)

or just take out the spark plugs, put it in 6th, turn the rear wheel.
 
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Re: Pressurize oil system prior to springtime? (slowpoke)

Gotcha - turn the engine over, but will this circulate oil or does the motor need to spin faster than I can turn it by hand?
 
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Re: Pressurize oil system prior to springtime? (Nick D.)

hit the kill switch, plugs out and spin it on the starter.

easier than all this by hand stuff! :)

Chris
 
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