I JUST REBUILT THE ENGINE AND WHEN I CRANKED THE...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2004 Chevrolet Suburban

I just rebuilt the engine and when I cranked the car the oil pump wasn't pumping oil. Have I ruined this rebuilt engine now and do I have any alternatives besides redoing everything I just rebuilt? It sounds terrible when I crank it (lifters, etc)

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Monday, November 19th, 2012 AT 1:20 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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  • 68,409 posts

You need to get oil pressure before you start the engine or it will sound bad. Once you get pressure, it may be fine. NOTE:Do not continue to run the engine without oil pressure.

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Monday, November 19th, 2012 AT 1:24 PM

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