Hey everyone, great news! I am installing the engine tomorrow.
I have everything needed, so why not? Getting the engine out of my house was sure a struggle.
Even with my 7'0" tall friend who is very buff we struggled but got it up 4 stair steps. Due to how my steps are, and that it
was in a darn house, a hoist couldn't be used.
Tomorrow I have to bolt the rear main seal holder and seal on, and do the flywheel and clutch.
Flywheel was machined and looks great! I will need to find a way to secure the front pulley with a ratchet
while I torque the flywheel bolts on. I have Freshly painted the engine mounts and engine accessory brackets so it looks good.
I have a question regarding packing the oil pump.
How should I prime it? I have seen people have issues with using grease. I filled it up with red assembly lube
and bolted it on. So it is definitely lubed up good. Would one suggest petroleum jelly?
I am going to convert a grease gun to shoot pressurized oil, that I will adapt to the oil pressure port to prime the system and get oil in every gallery. This alone will really help on the first start up.
For break-in I am doing 5 quarts of Joe Gibbs Driven BR Break-In Motor Oil as it is what 22RE performance recommends.
I will break the cam in on this 5 quarts, and I will drain the oil and change the filter and put 5 more quarts of the same stuff in for the first 400 miles.