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Old 12-13-2002, 08:51 PM
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i changed my heads on my 283, now there is no oil coming out of my pushrods, as far as i know everything was ok before i started.
is there a chance i could have screwed the lifters(hydraulic) up by adjusting the valves too quickly while the engine was running?

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I`ve seen this happen on many fresh rebuilds, I`ve primied them using a drill for 15 minutes before oil came out on some, and others it reached it in less than 5. make sure you don`t have the lifters too tight, this can slow the flow down if the lifters plunger can`t pump. if you feel the need to be safe, get a oil primer tool or make one from a old distributor, snatch your distributor out, grab the drill, and prime it until oils reaches the rockers.
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[quote]Originally posted by DoubleVision:
<strong>I`ve seen this happen on many fresh rebuilds, I`ve primied them using a drill for 15 minutes before oil came out on some, and others it reached it in less than 5. make sure you don`t have the lifters too tight, this can slow the flow down if the lifters plunger can`t pump. if you feel the need to be safe, get a oil primer tool or make one from a old distributor, snatch your distributor out, grab the drill, and prime it until oils reaches the rockers.</strong><hr></blockquote>

i didn't replace the lifters, used the old ones, but i did replace the pushrods
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still no difference. it`s not very common hydraulic lifters go bad all at the same time, they go one at a time.
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[quote]Originally posted by DoubleVision:
<strong>still no difference. it`s not very common hydraulic lifters go bad all at the same time, they go one at a time.</strong><hr></blockquote>

shouldn't i be able to run the engine to to prime the lifters? if so, how long should it take to get oil to the rockers?
i loosened all the rockers 1/4 turn, a couple rockers started slowly seeping oil. let the truck run for about 1 minute. a few of them are still dry
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yes you can, but I was saying it`s safer to do so the way I suggested. it`s your engine and your decision, I`ve seen some do so and it wipe a lobe out, seen others do so and it didn`t bother it, just a chance you take. you can rev it slightly and see if more oil comes out, if some are already starting to get oil, then it`s just a matter of time before the rest do, providing the oil gallery`s are clean and it has good oil pressure.
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HEY, GOT EM' WORKIN', BORROWED A BUDDYS PRIMING TOOL, PROBLEM SOLVED,,,,thanks
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