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circulating oil pre-start


Vehicle Information: Model: 911T; Year: 1971; Body Type: Coupe; Engine (type, size, modifications): 2.2; Total Mileage: uk;

I have removed the stock oil tank in the car and replaced with a 3 gallon oil tank in the smugglers box, a breather next to the oil tank, and a breather in the right rear wheel well that is connected to the crankcase breather line. I am running AN12 lines to a cooler in the right front fender, then to the oil tank and AN16 lines from the oil tank to the motor. The motor is a stock 2.2 which has recently been modified with a MSD,SSIs and weber 40IDAs. Before starting the motor, I want to make sure that the oil has circulated from the oil tank to the case. I have used the starter to cycle the motor to get the pump to draw oil from the oil tank. I realize that a running motor will create a lot more oil pressure than a motor simply turning via the starter. It doesn't look like the oil in the tank is any lower than when I started trying to get the oil circulated.I'm also not seeing the oil pressure gauge show any pressure yet while using only the starter to circulate the oil. Should I "prime" the system by pouring oil into the crankcase breather line. Should I keep cycling the motor and be patient till I see some change in the oil level? Should I try to start the motor to see if the oil pressure imeadiately comes up. Thoughts?

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