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Top list of rookie engine building mistakes

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Butch Clay, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. rgdavid
    Joined: Feb 3, 2014
    Posts: 354

    rgdavid
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    Hello ,
    Do you have to fill new lifters with oil or is that a myth ?
    If you do, how do you do it,
    Thanks, dave,
     
  2. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,256

    junkyardjeff
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    I let them soak in oil over night.
     
  3. sunbeam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
    Posts: 4,470

    sunbeam
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    Taking a pushrod and pushing the enternal piston up and down while it's in the oil helps too.
     
  4. PHIL COOPY
    Joined: Jul 20, 2016
    Posts: 409

    PHIL COOPY
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    I wasn't a rookie but.....Working in a race engine shop, the ower and I were assenbling similar engines. Of course being mildly competative and having started out on the same morning, unspoken, we were both trying to finish first. I completed mine first and when the owner was looking at my job he jokingly call my attention to the full box of unused valve seals on my bench...and pointed to one of the heads. Embarassing!
     

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