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Diesel fuel pump, pump synthetic 40 weight?

Posted By: H20ham

Diesel fuel pump, pump synthetic 40 weight? - 01/28/20 04:54 PM

I am trying to source an inexpensive pre oilier for my old Ford Excort Twin Cam
Seems like if primed, the diesel may work. But maybe not.
Comments please ladies/gents etc
Posted By: AlaskaMike

Re: Diesel fuel pump, pump synthetic 40 weight? - 01/28/20 06:48 PM

I think it'll depend on the specific pump. I tried using a take-off Carter diesel fuel pump from a 2000 Dodge/Cummins to pump transmission fluid, and it didn't work worth a darn. The tranny fluid was just too thick for the pump.
Posted By: H20ham

Re: Diesel fuel pump, pump synthetic 40 weight? - 01/28/20 09:14 PM

Just found

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/22726/Re:_Pre_Oilers

This is what I was thinking

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-o-jOtKeBzU

My preferacne would be a simple primer bulb with a one way check valve. As all I am trying to do is push oil around the engine before starting, for when the car has been sitting more than a week or so.
I want to stay away from heavy and expensive solutions. But maybe that’s best.

Kind Regards
Jim
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