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priming oil pump

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I have a 2011 Cadillac Escalade hybrid 4wd, I had the timing chain replacement yesterday and I packed the old oil pump with Vaseline. After putting the car back together I turned the car on and the oil pump didn’t prime. I tried to prime it by pouring oil from the drivers side access bolt to the oil pump and it didn’t work(3 times) at this point I looked up this old forum and see that someone overfilled the oil in the car so that it pump will be flooded and prime. Can this technique work for me and would you know how much oil I should fill it with?

Thanks in advance
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Wow, this sounds interesting. Did you get the pump to prime yet? I just replaced the pump in a 2007 Escalade and I primed it from the same place you talk about - the plug on the side of the block. When I started the engine, I had almost instant oil pressure.
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