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Old 05-22-2006, 01:21 PM
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Reuse of Roller Lifters.

I have retro fit roller lifters offered to me. From what I was told they have 5,000 street miles on them. What im wondering if I had a new retro roller cam and wanted to use these lifters would it be safe? I know rollers don't get the same kind of wear patterns as flat tappets do. I just wonder if it would be safe to use, used rollers on a new cam. Thanks,

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should be just fine if they are in good condition
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Im just wondering how well I can trust something like that being used. THey cost almost $450 new and I would love to save on them but I really don't want to ruin an engine.

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Reuse of Roller Lifters.

If they are Comp cams lifters you can have them re-built by Comp,I know that Crane doesent offer this service but other manufacturers might.Just because they are free doesent mean they are any good.
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With only 5000 miles on them I am sure they are like new. Unless something went wrong with them or the cam. They dont take near the beating that regular lifters do and dont need to be replaced with the cam.
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Do you know why the previous owner is getting rid of them? If they didnt say why, you may want to contact the person and ask them just to see what they say.
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Check the rollers for scuffing, and many machine shops offer a bleed down test for like $30. Establish a money back guarantee with the seller and test them. That way if they're out of spec you've only spent $30.

If they truly have 5000 miles on them, they're fine. If the seller is lying, they might bleed down too fast... but as far as wear patterns and new vs. old on a roller cam... you have nothing to worry about. They don't have to establish wear patterns like a flat cam does.
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