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posted February 16, 2004 08:15 AM
Got another question for you guys. I was recently talked into running these direct lube lifters. My question is do you still run the oil restrictors? Have heard nothing but good things about these lifters so far and am wanting to extend the life of the cam. Thanks in advance.

posted February 16, 2004 04:03 PM
No , do not run restrictors with this style lifter.


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posted February 16, 2004 07:47 PM
Direct lube best thing to a roller cam!!!!!

posted February 16, 2004 08:55 PM
never heard of em. what are they? Have always run solids with restrictors.(sorry steve )

posted February 17, 2004 12:10 PM
direct lube lifters have a small hole laser drilled into the face of the lifter. Allowing oil to be placed directly at the contact between cam and lifter surface. Reduces wear on both pieces, and allows you to run very radical cam profiles without tearing anythign up.

posted February 17, 2004 02:07 PM

I don't know if these lifters are any good, but they aren't too expensive.

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posted February 17, 2004 02:27 PM
Isky sells 'em, Crower sells 'em, competition products sells 'em. Prob easiest thing to do is call and ask about them and get the run down.
Also comp cams sells a tool to cut a little groove in the lifter bore of the block that puts a pressureized stream of oil right on the cam. Then you use regular old solid lifters. Same prinicple/different method as the EDM lifter.

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