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Old 11-24-2018, 10:59 AM
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I have a 2017 22B thor motor home with a 6.8 v10 3valve ford engine,I live in Alaska and the motor home is used 7 months of the year,that leaves (if my math is correct) 5months that the motorhome sets,what I would like to do is find a way to pre-lub the engine prior to starting after siting for that long of a time,any ideas?
 
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Start and run the engine every couple of weeks.
 
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by FloydS79 View Post
I have a 2017 22B thor motor home with a 6.8 v10 3valve ford engine,I live in Alaska and the motor home is used 7 months of the year,that leaves (if my math is correct) 5months that the motorhome sets,what I would like to do is find a way to pre-lub the engine prior to starting after siting for that long of a time,any ideas?
I installed the rather pricey Accusump system for my Ford reman'd 5.4 installed in an '05 E350. Along with an Auto Meter GS Series full sweep oil pressure gauge my pre-lube needs are met. I went a bit over board by using Earl's Plumbing fittings and braided hose which is a story in itself but you could save some money in that area using fittings and hose by Parker intended for hydraulic use. I justified it all knowing it was a one-time purchase so what the hell?

Installed correctly even after 5 months down time you could have full oil pressure before the engine turns over.

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what I would like to do is find a way to pre-lub the engine prior to starting after siting for that long of a time,any ideas?
Pull out the fuel pump relay or fuse and crank the engine for 10-15 seconds, then put the fuse or relay back in and start it.
 
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Old 11-27-2018, 09:47 AM
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The reply to my message was to start my motor home every two weeks,please understand that the batteries are removed and the motor,home is secured and covered, again does any one have any ideas on a wat to pre lub prior to starting in the spring,one idea I have is to use a positive displacement pump with a 3/8 tubing in the dip stick and to some place on the block just don't know where, any ideas?
 
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Originally Posted by FloydS79 View Post
, again does any one have any ideas on a wat to pre lub prior to starting in the spring,one idea I have is to use a positive displacement pump with a 3/8 tubing in the dip stick and to some place on the block just don't know where, any ideas?
The Accusump system I mentioned does everything you want to do---BEFORE even engaging the starter or the motor has even turned one revolution you can have full normal oil pressure to the oil gallies.

That system--which I've installed on my own van---once charged will sit waiting patiently for its call to action. You'd turn the key to "run", engage the system's special design solenoid valve via a momentary on switch and watch whatever oil pressure gauge or indicator you normally use climb up the scale. At that point you engage the starter motor.

The special design valve allows oil pressure into an accumulator tank up to the maximum pressure your engine's oil pump will produce. It remains in the accumulator tank until you engage the system once again. That valve doesn't allow oil to flow back out until or unless it is energized.

Here's a video showing the pre-oiling function:

Don't let the racing engine aspect of this product deter you from looking into it a bit further, here's the website of the product I used: Accusump Products. Its a very nice system, there are others out there a bit cheaper but none of them approach the cost of replacing the motor.

I hope this helps even just a little.
 


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