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ok i popped out that lifter.. i've never touched a lifter before. how do i test it? after watching a video.. i should be able to press down on the part where the rod rests onto and it should be springy? my lifter does nothing. like its stuck
Bring it on over and I'll put it in my lifter checker....
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Use a pushrod and lean into it. The spring tension is fairly stiff. It may well be stuck, and that could be your issue...grab another one off to compare if you are unsure.
i did that to 2 of them. they both feel the same. nothing happens. was like pushing on a rock. but the little piece inside can move up and down if i lift it with a needle inside the little hole very slightly
 

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i did that to 2 of them. they both feel the same. nothing happens. was like pushing on a rock. but the little piece inside can move up and down if i lift it with a needle inside the little hole very slightly
Hmmm, so the plunger will lift up and not go down...that's a problem for sure. Pretty much impossible to get the right preload if that spring won't move and if it's not all the way up to begin with. Might want to add a cam and lifters to your supply list.
 

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Hmmm, so the plunger will lift up and not go down...that's a problem for sure. Pretty much impossible to get the right preload if that spring won't move and if it's not all the way up to begin with. Might want to add a cam and lifters to your supply list.
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Hmmm, so the plunger will lift up and not go down...that's a problem for sure. Pretty much impossible to get the right preload if that spring won't move and if it's not all the way up to begin with. Might want to add a cam and lifters to your supply list.
is it supposed to be springy? it just goes down on its own with gravity. should this test be done without oil in the lifter?
 

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the plunger does go down when i tighten the rocker in the engine though. so maybe thats normal. probably needs more pressure than just doing it by hand on the bench
 

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