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addy

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Hydraulic lifters
« on: 28 December 2018, 12:41:05 »

The wifes headgasket went on her 1995 2ltr Omega. I have put it all back together, having had the head checked. I have been trying to clean the lifters as in the maintenance guide, but don't seem to be getting much of the mayo out caused by the HG fail. Is there away to dismantle them for a better word, so that I can do a proper clean, there is probably years of old oil in there aswell? The piston doesn't seem to want to move in and out as if still gunked, even after spending ages on just one. Or any other suggestions to try, I don't have a compressor to blow them out.

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Re: Hydraulic lifters
« Reply #1 on: 28 December 2018, 13:08:47 »

You take them apart by holding them upside down and slamming them against a hard wood block. I cleaned mine by soaking them overnight in my favourite solvent: cellulose thinners.


It doesn't take much oil to fill them ;D
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« Reply #2 on: 28 December 2018, 14:45:06 »

Thanks Nick W for the reply. Did you take yours apart and clean or just soak them?
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Re: Hydraulic lifters
« Reply #3 on: 28 December 2018, 15:13:32 »

Thanks Nick W for the reply. Did you take yours apart and clean or just soak them?


Took them apart, then soaked them. Reassembled in ATF, and checked they operated smoothly. I did this when I had the heads off, and replaced the four worst ones, as I'd bought that many new ones cheaply - four, because that's all they had.
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