View Full Version : Engine Trouble?

03-27-2010, 01:00 PM
So I am getting ready to turn over my rebuilt 1275 for the first time. Filled up the oil filter with oil, and started pouring oil from a quart container into the filler port. I got to my third quart. And what happened; the valve cover filled all the way up to the top and then very.... very.....slowly emptied into the sump. Do I have a problem?
I never had that happen before on any engine.
Scott in CA

Trevor Jessie
03-27-2010, 02:17 PM
I doubt there is a problem.

03-27-2010, 02:30 PM
I doubt it too. If it makes you feel better, pull the v/c and have a look.

03-27-2010, 03:05 PM
Just make sure you let the oil leak down first, or you'll have one helluva mess.

My Jag, when I put a quart into it, fills right to the bottom of the fill port, then leaks down.


03-27-2010, 04:44 PM
At what tempature was the oil you were installing, if it was the least bit cool it will take time to drain through head.

03-27-2010, 05:16 PM
Ha, I bet we have all done that. Pour slowly.

03-27-2010, 05:27 PM
Latest report, filled it up, finished starter wiring, and cranked it over. 30 seconds later; 45 psi oil pressure, yes!!!
thanks for your help. Another small hop for a Frog!
Scott in CA

03-27-2010, 06:26 PM
Waitin' fer th' "VROOM!" post, Scott. :wink: