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Old 09-10-2004, 09:40 PM
psfred psfred is offline
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You can get a spare tachometer drive and grind the gear off and drive the oil pump to pre-oil the engine if you want -- I might even be able to find the one we used on my brother's 75. The oil pump is driven off the IP shaft, not by a chain on the non-turbo 617.

However, since it was running and it's not gonna start instantly anyway, I'd go ahead and just fill it and crank to start. You will have oil pressure long before it starts, believe me! Probably gonna take a couple battery charges to fire it up.

1972 220D ?? miles
1988 300E 200,012
1987 300D Turbo killed 9/25/07, 275,000 miles
1985 Volvo 740 GLE Turobodiesel 218,000
1972 280 SE 4.5 165, 000 - It runs!
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