- Apr 22, 2015
A lot of times I try to move the AC condenser out of the way without disconnecting the lines. I don't know how much slack these Camaros have in the lines.
^^^ this ^^^Get some friends and push it. Sounds like too much of a sh!t show right now, so wait till spring to fix it right without bandages.
^^^this^^^ it IS part of the lifter's METERING VALVEThat extra part sitting there looks like a mangled lifter part.
Bad Plan --- do Not mix n match lifters' internals. Take those lifter pieces and stow in a glass jar as example of what Not to do. You're far more likely to have success by simply replacing that boinked lifter with one complete New lifter you've ordered. Use assembly paste on it's face Only & on it's cam lobe --- break in motor as though all were new. * First --- *FIND THE MISSING BIT(s) !I searched for hydraulic lifter repair on youtube and one guy shows disassembling the lifter and like you said it is the piece that goes under the part with the little orifice. It is a thin flat piece of metal. Looks like all from the same one lifter. There is a small piece missing. I hope to find it tomorrow. I ordered couple of Melling lifters. I am going to use parts from it to fix this broken one as this one is broken in with the cam and I do not want to go thru a complete break in process. If I do I might as well replace the cam.
Do the adjustable guide plates have to be tack welded in place after setting, or is that just an optional thing?For sure. Guide plates are not just bolt on and go. The mounting holes are somewhat oblong to allow for some adjustment. I'm using adjustable ones that allow you to independently align the intake and exhaust pushrods. Takes time, but it works out well. Probably not needed on vortec heads since the valves arent weirdly offset.
I have not tacked mine yet, but I'm also not done playing with my engine yet. I torqued my studs down without tacking the plates and nothing has moved in 2 years. And I have checked 4 times since install.Do the adjustable guide plates have to be tack welded in place after setting, or is that just an optional thing?