[T2] hydraulic lifter bleeding

accessys at smart.net accessys at smart.net
Mon Dec 9 20:08:57 MST 2013

I have put them in a container of oil and put it under a drill press 
(TURNED OFF) and put a rod in the chuck and used the lever to compress the 
spring and hopefully fill the lifter


On Mon, 9 Dec 2013, Jamie wrote:

> Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2013 22:02:23 -0500
> From: Jamie <jrivers at globalserve.net>
> To: type2 at type2.com
> Subject: [T2] hydraulic lifter bleeding
> I have new hydraulic lifters in a new engine.. and I can't seem to get any 
> oil in them ..
> In the past , I imersed them in oil, poked the check ball... reassembled, and 
> they would be rock hard, pumped up.
> I really don't like the idea of trying to start the engine and let the oil 
> pump fill them... as the rockers have over 15mm lash with no oil in them..
> these ones will not compress any where near enough to get a pin thru the 
> hole...
> totally dry, spring removed from the inside,, and the interior is taller than 
> the location of the hole
> they look just like these lifters...
> http://images47.fotki.com/v1402/photos/5/545581/6976061/IMG_5289-vi.jpg
> http://images47.fotki.com/v1399/photos/5/545581/6976061/IMG_5310-vi.jpg
> and they overall seem to be about 5mm longer thant the OEM lifter..
> any ideas?
> Jamie
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