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Author Topic:   Collapsed lifter?
intimidtr3
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posted March 07, 2003 06:56 AM
i need to know if it is possible for new lifters to collapse?When I put cam and lifters in I adjusted the valves down to tight(way to tight)and now it runs good,but I just changed the push rods(some bent)and it still makes the same noise coming from the intake head area.The engine runs awesome except for the noise.It won't go away and gets louder on acceleration.I was told if I had a collapsed lifter it would miss.It doesn't even hesitate.Any input would be very appreciated.


dirtracer7
Member
posted March 07, 2003 07:49 AM
I don't think I'd be driving it around with noise .Is it a new cam? what is the valve clearence? I'd be trying to figure out why the pushrods bent myself.


Flatlander
Member
posted March 07, 2003 02:29 PM
what a cowencidence i let my uncle adjust my valves 1 time lol just 1 time and i had the same problem after a few minutes runing well it not only bent my pushrods it busted the center out of the lifter like the info posted above i would check ur valve train really good.


intimidtr3
Member
posted March 08, 2003 02:54 PM
I never ran it with the valves to tight,it wouldn't start up,so I readjusted then ran it.I shouldn't have to much lift since it is an RV cam(204-210).I haven't pulled intake yet,Going to in a few minutes,if it is a lifter can I just replace the bad 1(or 2 whatever it may be) and put it back together.I only have about 20 miles on it since I put it all together.Really appreciate the input.


Flatlander
Member
posted March 08, 2003 09:04 PM
take a good lifter and cram it full of washers and make it a solid lifter. use a good pushrod and rocker arm and go from one lifter hole at a time and measure the lift of the cam to make sure there the same. if the valves were to tight it shouldn,t start


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