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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 22nd, 03, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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should the hydr. liftersbe filled with oil before installing and adjusting them?

i adjusted them to zero lash + 3/4 extra but that is on dry lifters...

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 22nd, 03, 10:04 AM
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Some people do and some don't soak the lifters before installing.On a rebuild I don't ,because I pre oil the engine before fireup.The valves adjust the same way,lifters full of oil or not.

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I always put a new set of Hydraulics in a coffee can and soak them with a light weight oil - after they have soaked for a while I take a push rod and pump up and down on the plunger a couple times and watch for air-bubbles to come out.
When installed they are 'full' and help get oiling to the upper end faster during pre-oil.
I also ran into one that wouldn't return from compressed once and was glad I found this BEFORE they were installed!

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