Solid Lifters Vs. Hydraulic Lifters?

Answer 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 »

Top Q&A For: Solid Lifters Vs. Hydraulic Lifters

Can You Use Solid Lifters on Hydraulic Cams?

The idea of mixing solid lifters with hydraulic cams (and vice versa) is not a new one. Camshafts are the orchestrators of valvetrain movement and are designed to work within specific limits. Usi... Read More »

How to Set Hydraulic SBC Lifters?

It's uncommon for the hydraulic lifters on a small-block Chevy engine to need adjustment, but sometimes lifters will begin to wear, which requires that you reset them. If you replace the lifters, d... Read More »

Can I Use Synthetic Oil With Hydraulic Lifters?

Almost every car out there with an overhead-cam engine uses hydraulic lifters, or "lash adjusters." These devices use oil pressure to take up the slack in the valvetrain and keep everything running... Read More »

How do I Adjust 318 Hydraulic Lifters?

The 318 LA series V-8 engines were extremely durable designs that became the mainstays of the Chrysler lineup for decades. The 318 LA engine was introduced in 1967, and it quickly became the choice... Read More »