Originally Posted by sqzbox
When installing new lifter's, I've ALWAYS soaked the lifter's covered with oil prior to install. Does anybody still do that? I haven't heard it mentioned yet.
Old theory was to fill the lifter's so they would have oil in them while waiting for pressure from the pump. I believe it was called "priming the lifter's". yes? no?
As far as firing it up to 2000rpm right away, I'm going to make darn sure my gauge is showing 40 or more lbs of pressure before I take it up that far!
Not necessary. The lifters will get pumped up either when the oil pump is primed or as soon as the engine is turned over.
Assembly lube should be applied to the face of the lifters when they are installed and also to the tips of the pushrods.