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Old 02-14-2017, 04:02 AM   #1
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how to remove lifters

I hope this isn't a dumb question, but how the heck do I get my lifters out?! I thought I could just pull them out after the guides were removed but nope. Please please somebody tell me I'm missing something really stupid. I have a very loud tick, louder than normal, and I'm 90% sure it is a collapsed lifter. I think I know which one too. Thank you.
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I hope this isn't a dumb question, but how the heck do I get my lifters out?! I thought I could just pull them out after the guides were removed but nope. Please please somebody tell me I'm missing something really stupid. I have a very loud tick, louder than normal, and I'm 90% sure it is a collapsed lifter. I think I know which one too. Thank you.
Try to use a curved pick and lift up by the top retaining ring. Never pulled them out on these motors, but that's ho I did it on v8's.
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Old 02-14-2017, 05:01 PM   #4
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Well they are stuck. A magnet only gets them so far. I suppose it's either build up on the bottom of the lifters or....they are mushroomed. God I hope not!
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Old 02-16-2017, 04:21 AM   #5
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Ok. I'm pretty sure it is impossible for my lifters to be mushroomed on the bottom. Our engines use roller lifters. So I was able to get the bad one out without worry of damaging the lifter bore. They just have that varnish crap on the bottom making them a pain in the butt to remove.
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