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Re: Priming the Valve Lifters
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: February 21, 2018 03:57PM

I took a couple of new Mellings apart, NO OIL, ZERO, NADA, just a coating on the surface. Some of them had rust in the dimple and on the valve face. AZ exchanged them. I primed them in the engine with a drill.

J.O.

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Re: Priming the Valve Lifters
Posted by: Bob Helt ()
Date: February 21, 2018 06:09PM

Several people have mentioned a possible interference if the lifter was adjusted when full of oil. They cited a situation where the valve would be held off its seat.

This is just plain myth and a non-problem.

Just think for a minute.
You are saying that with the lifter full of oil it won't collapse when you set the adjustment, thus the valve is higher by the anount you have turned the adjustment nut.

But this is exactly what you are doing when you make a hot running adjustemnt. And nobody has ever had an interference problem doing that. The running adjustment is where you back off the adj nut until you get clatter. That means the lifter has no preload and it is full of oil by then. You have raised the valve by at least 0.070" with a full turn of the nut. There is no problem doing that.

So there will never be a problem setting the cold adjustment with a full lifter either.

Bob Helt

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Re: Priming the Valve Lifters
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: February 21, 2018 06:17PM

davemotohead Wrote:
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> I fill them 1/2 way! grinning smiley

So Dave ---- are you a lifter half full, or a lifter half empty guy - LOL.

Considering your successful track record with engines I'm glad we agree on filling new lifters before installation.

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Re: Priming the Valve Lifters
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: February 21, 2018 06:55PM

My thoughts exactly Bob Helt! thumbs up





Email me at: Dave Motohead

1960 4dr sedan caveman car
1961 Rampside (Chetside)
1962 Rampside (Barnside)
1962 Short Rampside (Shortside)
1962 Monza 700 Wagon
1963 Monza 900 coup (General Nader)

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Re: Priming the Valve Lifters
Posted by: Chris Lampe ()
Date: February 21, 2018 07:30PM

Seth looks like someone just did smiling smiley

Seth Emerson Wrote:
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> Someone will chime in that they fill half of their
> lifters all the way full!

Chris
Rowlett, Tx
NTCA - North Texas Corvair Association
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'64 Monza 'vert

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Re: Priming the Valve Lifters
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: February 21, 2018 08:49PM

66vairman Wrote:
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> davemotohead Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I fill them 1/2 way! grinning smiley
>
> So Dave ---- are you a lifter half full, or a
> lifter half empty guy - LOL.
>
> Considering your successful track record with
> engines I'm glad we agree on filling new lifters
> before installation.
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If it runs in oil, its going in with oil, Everyone knows wetter is better! drinking smiley





Email me at: Dave Motohead

1960 4dr sedan caveman car
1961 Rampside (Chetside)
1962 Rampside (Barnside)
1962 Short Rampside (Shortside)
1962 Monza 700 Wagon
1963 Monza 900 coup (General Nader)

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Rust Free Lancaster Ca

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Re: Priming the Valve Lifters
Posted by: Frog ()
Date: February 23, 2018 10:39AM

In my small town of Clayton, Georgia, we have a Walmart, Home Depot, NAPA, O'Reilly's, and Advance. None had any break-in oil, so I ordered five quarts online, today.

Question: In the meantime, while awaiting delivery, can I go ahead and follow the recommended procedure of squirting oil into the side of the valve lifters using plain ole everyday 30W motor oil instead of break-in oil? And do I go the route of Dave Motohead of just filling them half full/half empty? Or just fill 'em up?

Thank you.

Frog

Rob Lane
Clayton, in the Northeast Georgia Mountains.
1964 500 Coupe
Purchased by me in April of 1964.

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