How to Adjust Valve Lifters?

Answer Valve lifters must be rigorously maintained and occasionally adjusted. They are, after all, what keeps the constant adjustment in the moving parts of a valve train regulated. And when this componen... Read More »

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How to Adjust the Valve Lash on Hydraulic Lifters?

Hydraulic lifters come standard on many new and old vehicles. Hydraulic lifters have a hardened shell body that contains a piston plunger which activates with the vertical movement of the push rods... Read More »

How to Clean Valve Lifters?

Valve lifters, or tappets, provide contact between the valves and the camshaft. Most modern engines use hydraulic valve lifters that depend on the smooth flow of motor oil through precisely-machine... Read More »

How to Set a Solid Lifters Valve Lash?

The valves in an internal combustion engine are opened and closed by the camshaft, lifters, pushrods and rocker arms in an overhead-valve type engine. These are your typical V-6 and V-8 engines. Ne... Read More »

How to Adjust Lifters on a SBC?

The small-block Chevrolet engine uses a hydraulic lifter system that has no valve clearance and generally does not need adjustment. The lifter has a small plunger in it that, when adjusted, moves d... Read More »