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A4 Overhaul - First Start

Hello, I just completed the assembly of my A4 after an overhaul. I am ready to attempt my first start after the rebuild and wanted to get some tips/pointers from the Sailnet community.

One question, I am looking for a manual oil pressure gauge to install for tuning...any suggestions? Preferably something available at an AutoZone.

Also, I don't have a fancy setup (as I've seen on YouTube, etc)...does anyone have any suggestions for a basic setup that will allow me to start/stop/tune the motor while on the bench?

Thanks for your thoughts!

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Re: A4 Overhaul - First Start

Cool. Hope the re-start goes well. You could use a cheapo from Harbor Freight (Engine Oil Pressure Test Kit), or permanently install one from Moyer on the engine (Moyer Marine Online Store). Just some ideas.
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Re: A4 Overhaul - First Start

Pretty much any gauge will fit right into the 1/8 NPT pressure sender spot with a 1/8 male X 1/4 female fitting

You just need a jumper wire from the battery to the coil and I find a push button starter tester better for turning over the motor than jamming in a screwdriver

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