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Old 20-07-05, 19:59   #26
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yes. i've done that tails83, you add engine flush to your oil, run it for 10 minutes, then drop it and add new oil, during the 10 minutes of running it through, you can hear the lifters actually stop ticking awesome stuff, and if that doesn't work, add some "worn engine treatment", codename for "shut my lifters up pls"
well i tried this and i still get the lifter noise at about 2500rpm to about 3000rpm (sometimes at different rev ranges) so didn't fix it, i added some worn engine treatment and i'll see after a week or so, said that if the lifter noise is still there after 2 weeks then it's mechanical and not just **** in the lifters, so i'll no soon enough whats wrong.

thanks for the help. tails.
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Old 29-07-05, 23:23   #27
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cams lifters and such, a note for all
This applies to all motors diesel, petrol, lpg, twin cam, single cam even dinosaur pushrod stuff.
If you change cam you have to change lifters, other wise you don't acheive the intended lift.
You can change lifters without changing cam, but it also has this lift problem.
Engines with push rods and pressed rockers (ie, old V8's, holden 6) and the valve buckets and shims (on DOHC engines like the RB and FJ nissans) you should change these too. As applies to the little hydraulic lifter bits in the alloy rockers of enigines like the SOHC RB engines and most small SOHC 4 bangers.
Also, valves should be ok, check the valve stem tip fit wear. But if head is off check them good, cracks, colour.

it all costs money, but if you don't do it right first time you are wasting your time and/or copious amounts of money.
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Old 23-08-05, 14:55   #28
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hey i'm a bit confused when cleaning lifters.
do i soak them in diesel fuel or oil?
also should i pull the lifter apart when soaking or just leave it just as.

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Old 26-08-05, 16:28   #29
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just pulled out the lifters, 2 were sitting real high

would soaking the ones sitting real high fix them or should i just replace them?
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Old 26-08-05, 22:13   #30
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Holden wanted $850 for 12 when i went in last week!!!!
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Old 03-09-05, 20:35   #31
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guys - so do we pull them apart when we soak them or just chuck the lot in for a couple of days.

and what solvent is recomended - diesel or sumthin stronger?
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Old 04-09-05, 10:19   #32
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i have a better way to tell if your lifters are farked change your oil and add lifter free too it mite take a while but drive it for a bit try go over 100 for a while this should get the juices flowing. i thought mine were farked but i just had crap oil in it thats why it started.if it doesnt go away within a week your lifters are buggered and your looking at $ ps:dont waste your time with second hand crap or cleaning them because this is why they make lifter free
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Old 16-09-05, 18:03   #33
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Bringing this back up a bit. I'm assuming that the N/A and Turbo Lifters are exactly the same?
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Old 01-10-05, 12:15   #34
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Bringing this back up a bit. I'm assuming that the N/A and Turbo Lifters are exactly the same?
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Old 01-10-05, 13:15   #35
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if any one needs lifters i have a full reco set for 150 bucks deliverd
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Old 08-10-05, 12:20   #36
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Fantastic article, will help me out alot, any one know whats involved with taking out the cam once you get to the stage of having the lifters and stuff off? I have rebuild a few older engines and stuff but never an OHC engine so I am getting a 2nd hand head to put my new wade cam in soon.
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Old 08-10-05, 12:39   #37
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im glad this article is still helping people out.
once you've got all the lifter gear off, taking the cam out is reasonably simple. you take off the cam pulley (4 bolts, easier to loosen them with the belt still on) and then undo the 3 bolts holding in the cam at the front of the engine. however it won't slide out with the engine in the car! undo the engine mounts and lift the engine with a crane slightly so it clears the front of the car. if you're game you could use a block of wood and a trolley jack on the bottom of the sump to lift the engine but i dont know if the sump like supporting all the weight by itself as i've never done it.

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Old 08-10-05, 18:10   #38
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just changed my lifters with some 2nd hand ones i got off gavin

the 2nd lifter was completely fuc ked, ill get a pic of it later
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worked a treat so far so good
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Old 11-10-05, 21:17   #39
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just wanted to ask a quick question. Got a vl 2 weeks ago for $300 bucks and it runs and all but has been sitting around for 3 months. When i took the rocker cover off its all black from oil. Is it possible to clean all that cr*p off so it looks like nathos engine?? thanks
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Old 11-10-05, 23:16   #40
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those pics aren't of my engine, someone emailed them to me when i took too long to get my pics.

howver i had all mine cleaned up, i had it all hot tanked when i put a reco head on, so it looked brand new. didn't take long for them to go light brown though.
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Old 12-10-05, 16:45   #41
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ah ok yer i propably will get them cleaned up. thanks
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Old 07-11-05, 15:06   #42
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so if i purchase the lifters how muh u reckon i should pay for a mechanic to put them in.
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Old 07-11-05, 16:03   #43
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It's a very easy job, shouldn't cost more than 2 hours labour
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Old 06-12-05, 23:35   #44
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after soaking them in diesel for a couple of days, did you then soak them in new clean oil to prime them before putting them back in the head ??
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Old 27-07-06, 13:11   #45
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Say i have 12 brand new lifters . do i have to prep them before i put them in or what ?
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Old 27-07-06, 17:27   #46
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submerge the new lifters in engine oil for a few days to bleed the air out
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Old 30-07-06, 13:42   #47
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so guys i am still learning ....

so buy getting new or fresh lifters, what does it help the motor with ....

could someone help me here ....

thankz guys ....
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Old 30-07-06, 14:38   #48
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so if i purchase the lifters how muh u reckon i should pay for a mechanic to put them in.
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Old 12-08-06, 15:41   #49
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I have liffters i took from a wrecked n/a vl they have currently been soaking in diesel for about 2 days alot of old oil coming off them the diesel has changed colour. How do i tell if they are good lifters or if they are busted. I have examined them all and they all have no scratches or marks on them.
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Old 02-04-07, 00:21   #50
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I'm going to ask my dyno guy to have a look at the lifters while hes doing all the other stuff to my car and am just wondering what are the chances of some of the lifters being stuffed in a VL turbo engine with 150,000 odd kays on it and also with a custom grind cam in it ...

Just wondering if it's worth replacing them or some of them or ???f@#k I dont really know a bit confused.....
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