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Hi guys I was talk to Cruiserdan today while I was ordering some more parts ...my LX 450 still has that morning rattle ... seems to be a common thing in the colder areas , I was wondering if any of you guys ever installed a Pre-oiler to build up pressure before you fire up your engine .
My buddy is a amsoil dealer ...I have the by pass filters on all my diesels ...I have cummins truck that has a 1/2 million miles on and runs like new .
He has a pre-oiler that would pressurize the engine to 35psi before you crank the engine over ...it's just there not cheap .
Thanks
Greg:cheers:
 
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Don't read of many gas engines wearing out crank bearings or camshaft bearings. That being the case, what would a pre oiler buy you? Seems to me that cylinder / piston / ring wear is going to determine when you need to rebuild. Pre oiler doesn't help there, does it?
 

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Gregory Hysock said:
Hi guys I was talk to Cruiserdan today while I was ordering some more parts ...my LX 450 still has that morning rattle ... seems to be a common thing in the colder areas , I was wondering if any of you guys ever installed a Pre-oiler to build up pressure before you fire up your engine .
My buddy is a amsoil dealer ...I have the by pass filters on all my diesels ...I have cummins truck that has a 1/2 million miles on and runs like new .
He has a pre-oiler that would pressurize the engine to 35psi before you crank the engine over ...it's just there not cheap .
Thanks
Greg:cheers:
I have seen pre-lube on big industrial engines but not on trucks. How much does the system cost and what parts are included? It's also nice if there's a crank case heater that heats up the oil before it circulates. :)
 
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Seems like if you pull your ECM fuse and crank your enging for about 10 seconds you build up oil pressure .
The timing chain tenshioner is controled by oil presure , so after cranking the motor over for 10 seconds put the fuse back in and theres no cold start rattle .
Thats telling me it's a pressure related issue , I don't know if I'm going to be the first guy to buy one of these pre-oilers ...there not cheap ...around 400 bucks .
I may just build a omron timer to delay the start of the engine ...
Later

Greg
 

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Pre-Oilers were discussed here (post 15) and here, perhaps others. You can make your own but it must always be mounted vertically.

Bill
 

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