Very disappointed. Newly installed pump and kick kick kick. No flow out prv. Observed a pulse of dribbles on the oil return to tank during kicking. Stopped kicking after 30 minutes when i saw no observed flow from return line. I removed the tach cable and observed the spindle turning so the pump must be turning. Any suggestions on what to do? Thx
I'm a bit confused by your post. You say you "observed a pulse of dribbles", and then "saw no observed flow". Did the "pulse of dribbles" stop? I doubt that at kicking speed you would normally get any more than a dribble. Seems like that's all I got from mine after the last rebuild, and it was fine. (And I don't have an oil filter.)
Did you pump some oil into the crankcase to prime the return side? This is explicitly called for in the service Manual
. You may want to check and see what's in the sump now, that could offer a clue as to what's going on.