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I got my hydraulic lifters apart ... kinda


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#1 Falenseraf

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Posted 22 February 2004 - 02:17 PM

http://falenseraf.la...om/DSCF0003.JPG
Here you can see what I got them down too.
http://homepage.powe..._fix.htm#O-ring
And here you can see what I need to get them down to

But how do I get the springs out to get to the bad oil below. I can see them and compress them but they don't come out and I can't pull on them in anyway.

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Posted 22 February 2004 - 03:50 PM

i got them out using a combination of solvent, thin oil (MMO), and a lot of banging them on a countertop. You can also get a bit of air into the area on the other side by holding the lifter upside down and gently poking the ball in the center. It also helps to have the lifter upright and full of MMO and poke the ball to get that down there. You can sometimes get the plunger to move a bit by sticking your pinky finger down there and pulling on it.

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 01:09 AM

Thank you for your advice. After some banging and some curseing they came out. However now I am haveing trouble putting them back together. I will try again tomorow and see what I can do. Once I fill them with oil and put the spring and other thing in at a certain point it refuses to compress anymore. I am guessing this is because the oil in the bottom won't compress since well that is what oil does. Do I have to mess with the little ball to get some of it to come out and then keep pushing it down?

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 01:57 AM

Ah, you just got to the fun part. This took me an hour to figure out.

To get them back together, you will need a dull awl or similar tool that can press on the little ball, and a piece of hose a couple inches long that fits inside the main body of the lifter and can push down on the inner plunger thingy, while allowing the awl to freely move inside of it. And you need a flat screwdriver to apply downward pressure to the hose.

Now, once you have the spring and plunger/ball assembly thing inside the main body, which you have assembled under oil, set the lifter assembly in the oil, which should be at least an inch deep. To depress the inner lifter assembly, do as follows. Stick the awl through the hose first, then insert this into the lifter body. Use the awl to depress the little check ball so that oil can flow freely. Now use the screwdriver pushing on the hose to shove the entire assembly as far down into the lifter body as possible. Release the awl to shut off the check valve, then release the pressure on the hose. Without removing the lifter from the oil, put the other piece in. Then you can temporarily take it out to put on the retaining collar.

This probably sounds really weird, but it will make sense as you do it.

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 09:00 AM

Sounds like a candidate for the USRM to me...

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 10:50 PM

No I understand what you are saying I figured it was going to be like that but I just wanted to see if there might be some super secret trick to get them back together. Guess not though. Oil soaked hands AHOY!




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