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source for valve lifters?

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thanks but those are a bit long and might damage my valves :lookaround:

They only cost ten Pounds each from Smart

I suppose i should have mentioned im looking for something North American that would be less than $20 Canadian dollars each

i guess ill just suck it up and go to the dealer :icon_smile:

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There are lots if hydraulic tappets on eBay. Prices are similar to dealer so no savings.

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i have them out and cleaned them as best i could...(brake cleaner both ways until clean)

when first pulled 3 were easily pumped by hand and 3 were tight

after cleaning and overnight soak in fresh oil i could "pump" 5 of them easily by hand with just slight spring resistance and no air bubles.....and the sixth one has high resistance needs pliers to squeeze it down

shouldnt they all be high resistance?..or am i thinking wrong?

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You should not be able to compress them by hand when they are full of oil.

I have just ordered a few Febi hydraulic tappets costing GBP 4.30 each. Can therefore supply some to you at cost. Note that shipping is a real killer! Good thing they are small in size.

Something I have yet not tried is opening these tappets out for a proper clean and inspection.

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i was able to open one with gentle pulling pressure and twist motion ..then tried a few more with no luck (and didnt want to damage any)

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