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Old 02-09-2005, 11:50 PM   #19
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first off, I'm not talking about dry sump oiling. and you should know that I am also well aware on what's happening to an engine when it's started as well. What I was talked about before is this.

Similar to dry sump but, not exactly. Dry sump requires the use of an external oil pump and scavenges oil fromt the block and sump. Accusump's push oil into the engine through the oil filter housing as needed. All other oiling systems are still in place.

Remember, this thread was talking about first starts after oil changes. Not everyday startups. I seriously doubt that one needs to pull the fuse and prime a motor before everystart. My point was, in case you missed it, that there is no difference in the wear the engine recieves during the first cold start after an oil change to the wear it recieves starting everyday. That is as long as you prefill the oil filter. So, I see no need to prime the engine as long as the filter is prefilled. The only real way to properly prime an engine is externally so as that none of the internals are in motion. We all agree on that, I hope. Any benefit in priming an engine by moving the rotating assembly would be insignificant in the overall life of the engine.
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