Originally Posted by stryker5
The 1998 3.8L engine my husband put into the 94 mustang to replace the dead one is giving him some crap. He was unable to time it correctly because he has two number that he located for it, one was 29 the other like 10 or something. He also can't seem to find anywhere what it says about having to prime the oil pump or not because it is not a rebuild but just a used motor. I can understand with a rebuild how important it is to lubricate with the vaseline. He was thinking maybe because the engine has been sitting for a while all the oil may have drained from it and may need to be primed again. Any suggestions?:?:
You can get a priming tools from any auto parts store, remove the cam synchronizer, and prime the oilpump. However, if you do not have a mechanical gauge on the oil system, you will not know it is primed properly.
Also, about setting the cam synchronizer, check out my write-up at the top of the tech page. You do not have to worry about any other settings other than setting it on #1 TDC, and pin in the window......