Hydraulic lifter bleed down. Bad Hydraulic Lifters
352ci Ford in my 1966 F-100 shortbed. Just finished installing a new cam and lifters. Even needed new pushrods to get the preload correct. After all that, when the engine would warm up I'd get a pretty serious tick coming from one or two suspect lifters. Here's what I found in my diagnosis.
How to fix hydraulic lash adjuster tick on miata, ford, Hyundai, Mercury, and KIA.
These exact same lifters are also are used on Ford Probe, Escort, Hyundai
Accent, Optima, Sephia, Spectra, Mazda 626, millenia, Protege, MX-6. mx-5,
mx-3, 626, Mercury Capri, and Tracer.
The stuck lifters will not allow oil pressure to build up and push down on
the cam lobe. It leaves a gap between the valve and the lifter, and your
left with a ticking sound.
So i was replacing a broken timing belt, and decided, lets pull all the
hydraulic lash adjusters and clean them.
This Miata has 200k miles, the previous owner wasnt always on time with oil
4G63 Lifter installation without special tool part 2
In this segment I reinstall the rockers over the new lifters. Again, no
special tools, or removal of the timing belt, cams, or cam caps.
All we are doing here is putting the rockers back in place over fully bled
aftermarket (topline) "3g" big hole lifters. These are NOT ebay lifters.
I can't speak for them - I have never used them.
*** Some side notes and related info***
-This car was purchased used with about 22k on it. They started ticking
heavily about the third day after I bought it 2 years ago... and have
ticked for about 20k more miles.
-I recently switched from a 969400011 rom (05 rom) to a patched version of
96530006. Which must run different knock filters, as I had excessive part
throttle knock I previously did not have.
-Topline lifters stopped the part throttle knock
-While they were pumping up and chattering, I couldn't even drive the car.
I got repeated high knock counts to the point I could feel timing being
pulled through the floor.
-Once they filled up with oil and went silent I have NO knock. Even
between gears, from stops, after a aggressive throttle then reapplication
Basically all the places I had knock before, I don't now. Which is great
when it's this simple. Yay for lifters that don't tick.
Cylinder Head 107 - 4G63 HLA Lifter Tech
I have all 3 revisions of the DSM lifters in this video. This will help
you identify which ones are in your cylinder head, as well as illustrate
the cleaning process, and each lifters' advantages and disadvantages.
WHEN you finally have to perform maintenance on these lifters, they're a
bigger pain than a solid lift valvetrain is (ONCE). BUT if you follow the
service schedule on a solid lift valvetrain, HLA's are a smaller pain
You'll never need feeler gauges to adjust these hydraulic lifters, and
you'll never need to know their gap. You can't adjust them. You'll just
know whether or not they're good by the amount of noise they make. 3
things can cause trouble with them. Clogged lifters, insufficient oil
pressure, or insufficient oil volume.
So before you sail your oil pump down the river, you can follow the steps
in this video to rule out the first variable. You can actually remove and
re-install them without taking the timing belt or camshafts out, but that
will be another video. Chances are you already know this. The second and
third potential issues COULD be your oil pump, but for your oil light isn't
on and if there's ever been machine work in its past history to either the
head or the block, I explain in "Cylinder Head 103 - Deck Tech" what a
frequently-overlooked part of the cylinder head is that could be a
contributor to the issue. That link is in the video.
I MENTIONED ANOTHER COOL VIDEO: it was here...
Thank that author as well. He did a great job! I don't know the guy and
claim no credit to his work, I'm just giving him a shout-out.
Customer notice noise from engine and found failed lifter
Cylinder Head 101 - Remove Cams Rockers & Lifters
Going through a 4g63 Cylinder Head? You're on the right channel. I don't
know how many parts there will be to this series, I suppose it could go on
forever... We all have different ways of doing it, and I'm going to show
This video won't put a dent in most people's grey matter outside of
entertainment value... but I tried to keep it fun. I'd like to leave at
least a small dent. But no music in these because they're going to cover a
lot of ground and fast. I'm not doing anything difficult. This part of
this job really isn't. Most everybody pays someone else to do the
complicated stuff for them, and those people do it every day so it's still
easy unless you earn your money to pay for it from difficult and degrading
But this video's about getting started. There's some safety and
organization tips to be aware of before diving in. Stuff that could help
people whether or not they even own a Mitsubishi. Everything else is in
BMW e31 Troubleshooting - Hydraulic Lifters
Testing each hydraulic lifter for intake and Exhaust valves on a BMW M70 V12 cylinder head
(with camshaft and rocker arms removed). You can see that the second lifter
is collapsed. Incidentally, all of the lifters on one side of the cylinder
head seem to be softer.
Valve Lash Adjustment Video - Engine Building Car Repair DVD
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Basic Engine Building DVD - Chapter 49: Valve Lash Adjustment
You should have done this previously in the "Pre-Assembly" section. This
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How to adjust hydraulic lifters or valves with the engine running
Adjusting the hydraulic lifters on the boat with the engine running and
after the engine is warmed up. Some people might argue to go 1/8 or 1/2
turn more after chatter stops from tightening. Other people may argue that
this is a bad method of adjusting lifters, to each his own.
LIFTER SHIMMING for CAM.wmv
Step by step on the insertion of a helper shim inside a Nissan Hydraulic
lifter. This method does not make the lifter solid it just helps the lifter
compensate for differances in reground cams or cams that have a Base Circle
Diameter smaller than stock.
Lifters shown are for nissan SOHC VG series engine.
hydraulic valve lash adjustment small block chevy
there are many ways to adjust valve lash. this is just one example and has
worked well for me. you can do it any way you want just make sure the
lifter is on the heel of the cam and between a half to one turn of preload