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Old 04-28-2013, 10:57 AM
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Now I'm getting a little confused. How do you know if the lifter is pumped up? And could it be partially pumped up? ie. somewhere in the middle? then how would you know how far to back it off?

I read a post by Old Bogie describing how to set the lifters by starting with #1 at TDC, doing both valves, then moving 90 degrees and doing both on the next cylinder etc. I remember doing it that way years ago, but this time I followed a book that had you move it 45 degrees at a time and setting the specified intake or exhaust valve.

What does it take to get the lifters pumped up? Will priming the engine do that? Also Old Bogie recommended tightening 1/2 turn after the pushrod no longer has any play. Most things I've read say 1/8 to 1/4 turn. Bogie has given some pretty good advice in the past, so I'm inclined to listen to him. Are you out there Old Bogie???
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