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Tricks to freeing up stuck lifters?

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:03 pm
by TDezso
I have two stuck lifters in the motor I'm putting together. They are stuck out to the snap ring. Anyone got any ideas on freeing them up? I don't want to beat on them.


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Re: Tricks to freeing up stuck lifters?

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:06 pm
by JAMES
Soak them in mineral spirits

Re: Tricks to freeing up stuck lifters?

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:46 am
by TDezso
I need to get them out of the block first.


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Re: Tricks to freeing up stuck lifters?

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:54 am
by diamondback0320
Maybe try aero kroil creeping oil..best stuff I've found for rusty, corroded or stuck bolts,nuts etc

Re: Tricks to freeing up stuck lifters?

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:05 am
by Warden
1 part kero , 1 part marvel , and 1 part brake fluid ! What kind of engine ? Many get musroomed ! We use a slide hammer on many , but sometimes i have to pound out from bottom ... if u can spin the cam then u can work the lifter up and down and it / they will come out eventually , i would need to know what your working on and what your goal is to be more specific ! I have done several thousand ! W