hydro lifters/valve lash adjusters

Discussion in 'Gearhead Garage' started by funkgab, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. funkgab

    funkgab Junior Member

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    i was trying to service these things, bled em with diesel and made sure there were no air bubbles, and that they were rock hard before install (presoaked with oil for 2 weeks)

    my car ticks worse now, i followed the manual and let the car idle. and reved it constantly too

    was i supposed to let the lifters stay soft?
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    what vehicle? i may be able to lookup stuff via alldata.
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    funkgab Junior Member

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    2001 mitsubishi mirage, 1.8
    i'm going to try doing it with just diesel this time, thats what has been recommended
  4. I thought hydraulic lifters were self priming?
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    86mcss Devouring your Soul

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    stop using diesel. i dont care what you read and who said what about what. diese is bad mixture with motor oil. diesel breaks down oil.

    you may possibly need new cam shaft. have you checked it out? if any of the lobes are flat it will also cause your ticking. if you ever replace lifters you also replace the cam(s).

    MFS out.
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    the factory service manual called for diesel, so i used it, now its quiet, although it is coming back.. probably due to lobe wear.
    chris, they are self priming, but you still need to bleed the air out manually and such

    when i do get a new cam (regrind) i'll get the solid adjustable lifters
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    no. buy a new cam and new hydraulic lifters again. i know it sucks since you already bought lifters but do it right and do it right this time. stop doing weird things. i know you are learning as you go but do more research from knowledgeable people before you start buying parts and slapping them together(if you replace lifters you replace the cam). now that you replaced the lifters but not the cam you had the same problem as before. so now you want to ditch the hydraulic lifters and get a new cam and now get solid lifters? come on man. you are doing things wrong.

    buy another cam and get another set of hydraulic lifters. do it right and be done with it.

    call this place and see how much you can get the parts for. these are the people I use when i am building a non-performance engine on a budget.
    https://shop.enginekits.com/osb/specials.cfm
    (they are located here in california and a pretty good shop)