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Old 04-22-2003, 02:31 PM   #1
jeffm
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Does anyone think the 2.5L will benefit from being spun before started?
Some years ago there used to be products that would lubricate the engine before it started. Only way I can see to replicate this is to spin the whole engine, which likely has a mechanical oil pump that isn't efficient at low speeds.

The only reason I'm wondering about all this is cuz I'm setting up remote start and have a chance to work this into it. Any ideas? thanks
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Old 04-26-2003, 06:20 PM   #2
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You may want to post this in a more general 2.5l section

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/foru...?s=&forumid=31
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Old 04-27-2003, 04:17 PM   #3
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I gave that a try, thanks.
They said don't bother
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Old 04-30-2003, 11:07 PM   #4
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Yeah its not a 1962 Studebaker....not necessary IMO
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Old 05-01-2003, 03:23 PM   #5
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That's the general opinion I've heard.
when I was just a wee puff my dad showed me how to unplug the distributor and turn the engine over for a bit after changing the oil, before "really" starting it.
I guess that lesson still follows me around :}
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