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 to Replace Lifters in a Chevy Lumina Engine?

As the cams rotate in the Chevy Lumina Engine, they work the lifters, which in turn control the push rods. These push rods control the rocker arms. From there, the power transfers from the rocker a... Read More »