Originally Posted by pittbull7934
Thanks for the info, the motor is in my car and it fires and runs. I have been told as well as seen on the thread that I can simply push the push rod into the lifter and If I feel give then it is hydrolic, if not then it is solid.
With that said, I am taking the car to Carsavycook's garage on Friday (it's about 20 miles from my place) and hopefully we can get it figured out.
Thanks very much for the info it is very much appreciated!
Maybe, once an engine has been fired the lifter is full of oil, it might or not move the plunger with human generated force, it's used to reacting to a valve spring of at least a hundred pounds pushing on it as the cam is moving it up or down. So if it moves when you push against it, then it is a hydraulic. If it doesn't move, then the question is still on the table.