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Forgot to blead lifters

Posted by GoRiceGo4g63, May 24, 2020

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  1. GoRiceGo4g63

    GoRiceGo4g63 Probationary Member

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    Ok let me share a little story with you guys. I installed some bc 264/272 cams the other day. Without thinking I just threw them in and put everything back together. I tried starting it and it wouldn't start. Then one of my friends asked if I blead the lash adjusters (lifters). I panicked and went ahead and blead them after several attempts of trying to start it. After I blead the lifters and reassembled it. It started right up but was making a noise like I bent the valves. I went into panic mode and thought I bent my valves. Several friends told me that if they were bent. It mostly wouldn't start. I was going to just test it I already know I had messed up. I started looking for parts. My friends instead that I test it. So I went and got a cylinder leak down tester. I just got done testing it and right in front of my eyes I seen that I didn't bend any valves. Moral of this not so short story. Keep good friends around, and test before you assume. IMG_20200523_175509.jpg IMG_20200523_175917.jpg IMG_20200523_173959.jpg IMG_20200523_174655.jpg I know #3 rings are starting to wear.
     

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  2. ist dwa

    ist dwa Proven Member

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    The noise is the lifters re pumping up, after they bleed all the air out of themselves the noise should go away.
     
  3. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    I say thats good news.....but DON'T DO THAT AGAIN.....
    Now count your blessings and say 3 hail marys to the DSM Gods!!!!
    :pray: :pray: :pray:
     

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    spyderdrifter Freelancer

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    I bought revised lifters last year, hand bled all 16 in a bowl of oil, then let them sit in a jar of oil (with bleed hole up) for at least 2 full days before I had the opportunity to put them in. Even after all that, they were noisy for the first hour of letting them sit in the engine at idle. After that, they never made any other noises. So it does take a while for them to stop chattering.
     

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