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Removing a bad lifter

I have a bad lifter in my 396 (402), can the lifter be removed and replaced without removing the intake?

I saw some videos of guys removing them through the pushrod opening, but I'm not sure what engine they were working on.

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I have a bad lifter in my 396 (402), can the lifter be removed and replaced without removing the intake?
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Re: Removing a bad lifter

How do you know the lifter is bad?

Roller or Flat?

I'd pull the intake and if replacing one would replace all.

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How do you know the lifter is bad?

Roller or Flat?

I'd pull the intake and if replacing one would replace all.
It's flat tappet.

The guy who did the engine said the lifters and cam are new, but it has that sewing machine tick. I've re adjusted the rockers but its still ticking.

The motor has about 200 miles on it since it came home, the engine builder says I should put more miles on it and it might clear up but I doubt it. I've done an engine flush and tried a heavier oil but it's still ticking.

I cut open the oil filter and there were a few small metal flakes but no metal shavings in the oil that might suggest a cam lobe being wiped.
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Re: Removing a bad lifter

Isolate the tick. You might find out it is an exhaust leak, might sound crazy but an exhaust leak can sound just like a tick.
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Isolate the tick. You might find out it is an exhaust leak, might sound crazy but an exhaust leak can sound just like a tick.
I tightened down the manifold, except for one bolt because the brake lines are in the way. I listened with a stethoscope on the valve cover, it sounds like the number 5 intake is ticking.
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Re: Removing a bad lifter

Add a can of EOS and drive. If it's fixable, EOS will resolve the tick. Once of it's functions is to free up sticking lifters.

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