How to Clean Valve Lifters?

Answer 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 »

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How to Adjust Valve Lifters?

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 »

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 »

Do Hydraulic Lifters Require Valve Adjustment?

Hydraulic lifters are used in newer car engine systems to move pushrods as needed with a fluid-based compression system that acts like a tiny pressure pump. Hydraulic lifters have several notable a... Read More »

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 »