- Mar 1, 2007
Hello again. I have another stupid question. I will be firing up my newly restored 850 Commando Engine in a few weeks but before I do is there any way to test the oil pressure to the crank rod journals to make sure everything is working properly and in order before actually starting the engine???? . The engine had only 2000 miles on it when it was put away 17 years ago. I have torn it down all the way to splitting the crankcase and crankshaft in half. The sump was clean as a whistle and and it looked great. I replaced all seals and rod cap bearings as well as new rings etc. etc. Before I fire it up is there any way to be sure that there is oil getting to the rod journals??? I put on new seals to the crank end to timing cover and oil pump seals making sure the springs were in the proper directions to get a good seal. I also of course put on a new pump to outer cover seal. Any pre run test ideas???? This may sound silly but being a bit anal is better than a bloooown engine after all this work??? Thanks again guys and gals---Mark C.