North American Turbocoupe Organization



no oil to lifter?
trashline Offline
Posting Freak
#1
so i pull the valve cover to replace the crappy gasket that leaked. and i see every other lifter no covered in oil and it kinda scared me a little bit is this normal? that car has ran for about 20 minutes total since it all went back together. heres a pic

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1966 mustang
1988 tbird
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#2
What are you refering to? The lifter end of that one follower with no oil in the depression. That oil gets splashed in there and gets splashed out and inbetween a little leaks through the hole in the follower to lubricate the very top of the hydraulic lash adjuster (HLA) That is not where the lifter gets the oil to get "pumped up"

Lifters get their "pump up" oil from an oil galley that comes out the hole in the lifter bore, about 1/2 way up the bore. See the grooved band around the lifter. There is a hole in the side of the lifter in that band. Presurized oil comes out the hold in the lifter, flows around the grove in the lifter and enters the hole in the lifter. None of this can really be seen.
Pete Dunham


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Asimov Offline
Senior Member
#3
Does the oil seem dark for just 20 minutes run time to anybody else?
-asi

1986 TC, 132k pretty well taken care of miles. k&n, [email protected], timing @ 12 (spout out), A/C delete. 3" Downpipe (no other exhaust... Whoever described that sound as a "pissed off tractor" hit the nail on the head)

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trashline Offline
Posting Freak
#4
Quote:Originally posted by Asimov:
Does the oil seem dark for just 20 minutes run time to anybody else?
thats the original oil. as i forgot to drain it. when i did pull the plug there were not alot of metal pieces on the magnet so nothing shouldhave contaminated the oil and no water got into the crankcase either.



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1966 mustang
1988 tbird
Brian

www.BCPCustom.com

06 Cobalt SS
66 mustang 289 C4 handfully modded

Stingers IC install and tbird photos
http://community.webshots.com/user/trashline
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