Final Prep & Initial Engine Start – Rebuild Video 12.5

Throttle and Cruise Control Wires

Throttle and Cruise Control Wires

After buttoning up the last few items (like bolting up the steering shaft, the last few screws, and the throttle and cruise control wires) it was time for fluids.  I put coolant, engine oil, power steering fluid, and transmission fluid in the car.

 

 

For the first test, there were no spark plugs, just a few drops of oil in the spark plug holes, and I pulled the fuel pump relay.  This way we did not have spark or fuel, but this is an important test to see if there was oil pressure.

I was actually shaking with the gauge went up to 60 psi letting me know I had oil pressure in the system.

Dash Gauge Showing Oil Pressure

Dash Gauge Showing Oil Pressure

 

Half way there!

 

Next it was time to put the spark plugs back in, put the fuel pump relay back in, hold my breath, and hope that the last 6 months of work wasn’t all for naught.  Those hundreds of hours, … and everything was riding on the turn of the key ……

Fuse Diagram Showing Fuel Pump Relay

Fuse Diagram Showing Fuel Pump Relay

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Losing My Temper removing Oil Pressure Sensor Sending Unit video 18

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Oil pressure sending unit on a GM 5.3 Vortec LS Engine

How NOT to remove Oil Pressure Sensor?  When you work until you are completely exhausted, you lose your temper.  When you lose your temper, things get broken.  When things get broken you lose your temper even more.  When you don’t have the right tools, you lose your temper even more.  And finally, when you go to the store, and buy the wrong tool – and realize it when it doesn’t work when you get back, you start breaking even more stuff.

A 27mm deep socket is NOT enough to get the oil pressure sensor off a GM 5.3 Vortec LS Engine

A regular 27mm deep socket is NOT enough to get the oil pressure sensor off a GM 5.3 Vortec LS Engine

If only I had the proper tool for removing the oil pressure sensor.  At least, I think that is the right tool.  I have not done reassembly yet, so I don’t know for sure.  Anyhow, I included this video in the series to show that not everything goes as perfect as it does on ½ hour car shows on cable.  This was NOT a hard step.  I was just getting ahead of myself, I wanted the motor out and this little oil pressure sensor was about the last thing in my way.  I was tired, and I should have wrapped it up hours before.  If anyone actually reads this, learn from my mistakes.  Just walk away!  If you’re tired, it ain’t worth it.  It’s gonna cost me around $40 for the part and $8 for the socket.

 

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