How to Replace the Hydraulic Lifters on a BBC Engine?

Answer Hydraulic lifters can wear or fail after prolonged use or from improper oil service. The design of these lifters requires that engine oil be forced through them to pressurize an internal piston whi... Read More »

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How to Adjust Hydraulic Lifters With the Engine Running?

Hydraulic lifters eliminate the need for valve lash adjustments where there is a clearance between the rocker arm and the valve.. The pushrod seat in the center of the lifter body sits on a plunger... Read More »

How to Replace Hydraulic Lifters?

Hydraulic lifters can deteriorate from wear and tear or the buildup of contaminants and sludge in the engine oil. Lifter springs become weak or no longer travel their full path to return the valves... Read More »

Solid Lifters Vs. Hydraulic Lifters?

The essential difference between solid and hydraulic (fluid operated) lifters is that hydraulic lifters contain a hydraulic plunger within the lifter body. Other differences between the two types o... Read More »

How much does it cost to replace engine lifters?

Depending on the kind of car you drive and the type of engine in the car, you may end up spending around $2,500 per engine lifter, and with multiple engine lifters in the vehicle you might end up ... Read More »