Hi all. I'm new to this forum and am hoping someone out there can help me. I've just fitted a MD1B in my old yole. The engine
was overhauled about 10 years ago and has since sat unused in dry storage
. I've changed the oil
and put on a new filter. I have also put on a new fuel pump
(not the lift
pump) and everything looks very good. I've removed the starter as my old wooden boat has no electrics and the engine
fires up instantly with a easy crank of the handle. I've only let her run for a few seconds but she sounds just as she should, no unexpected bangs, knocks or rattles. I've replaced the oil
warning sensor with an oil pressure gauge but nothing registers. I've taken the gauge off and no oil appears from the hole in the crank case. I've dismantled the oil pump but all seems perfect. The two pinions are rotating freely and with no obvious play. Don't know where next to look. It's as if the pump is not taking the oil up from the sump. I was expecting the oil to take a few seconds to fill filter etc. but nothings happening and I've cranked the engine by hand for a good long time. Am I doing something really stupid? Is there something I've overlooked. Have looked at manuals
but they don't give much info or good diagrams.
Any ideas would be gratefully received.
Beginning to wish I'd left the rusty, smokey old MD1 in the boat, but at 55 years old I thought I'd give her a rest.