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Help! Must prove Dad wrong

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Blazin'Grrl, Apr 2, 2000.

  1. Blazin'Grrl

    Blazin'Grrl Registered Member

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    Ok, I posted a question about adjusting lifters, my truck has all the symptoms of needing an adjustment. The lifters are hydrolic, and my dad says they don't ever need adjusted, but it seems to me that they do........am I right? Basically, do hydrolic lifters need adjusting once and a while? even if they're supposed to adjust themselves?

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  2. Casey 86K5

    Casey 86K5 1/2 ton status

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    Hydraulic lifters do require some adjustment- but not as often as solid lifters. The only time I mess with the adjustments is when they are making noise. When the engine gets some mileage on it the lobes will start to wear along with the lifters and valve springs. Be sure not to over tighten the rocker arm nuts- thats when lobes start to disappear.
     
  3. Eagle86K5

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    Casey is right on the mark....

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