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Re: lifters wont pump up
Looks like one way or the other you may have to pull them.. Unless you can work them to pump up running.
If not, I would pull them and individually check each problem one for leakage. Put each one in a small can with oil covering lifter and set up some type of press,,, a drill press will work, install one push rod and with the lifter in oil pump up and down until you see all air bubbles come out in the lifter. You can see this in the oil too. Once they appear pumped up then go to next one .
Its gonna be a pain but if you wind up pulling all of them to return or even replacing just those 4 -5 , you have the issue of new lifter on a broke in cam. If you dont have too many miles on it ,, you can get away with it.
I had few that did this and I took them apart and checked them then refilled them ,, No problems after that. Learning this , then next time I ran a XE268,,, I used Rhodes lifters... No noise .
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Zdld17:69 Z/RS,306, NOR141111, 9N554XXX, 12A, X3G, 59/59,723, AFR 195,CCC282/290HR, TKO 600, BU1122B1E Owner since Dec 1968
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Last edited by zdld17; Mar 17th, 06 at 08:17 PM.