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Old 09-21-2005, 10:26 PM   #1
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tomorrow, Bane and I are throwing the 5.0 shortblock i have onto my engine stand

the cylinder walls still look good, i ned to clean off the sludge, get it as clean as possible, and get some engine paint, all that good stuff

now i know hydrolic lifters can go bad, can collapse and things of that nature, ive heard if theyve been out of the car for a while, to soak them in a container of tranny fluid, the tranny fluid would be able to clean and lube them, without harming them

anyone heard of this?
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Old 09-28-2005, 08:12 PM   #2
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Yes...tranny fluid will work for your purpose but, if they have been out for a long period of time, why not go with a new set ?
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they havnt been out, theyve been sitting in the engine for a while

i do have a spare set now

as for a new set, you wanna buy them for me?
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tomorrow, Bane and I are throwing the 5.0 shortblock i have onto my engine stand

the cylinder walls still look good, i ned to clean off the sludge, get it as clean as possible, and get some engine paint, all that good stuff

now i know hydrolic lifters can go bad, can collapse and things of that nature, ive heard if theyve been out of the car for a while, to soak them in a container of tranny fluid, the tranny fluid would be able to clean and lube them, without harming them

anyone heard of this?
My apologies, I thought they were out......

Once I had to do a heads gaskets repair in my car, it sat there for 2 weeks while a porting job was done. Even when I took the time to remove them from the block and kept them in motor oil, I had to replace them after 2 of them failed......had to redo part of the repair ($$$$)

About your last question in your last post..........man, the Pittsburgh Pirates will win the MLB championship this year....don't you think ?
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My apologies, I thought they were out......

Once I had to do a heads gaskets repair in my car, it sat there for 2 weeks while a porting job was done. Even when I took the time to remove them from the block and kept them in motor oil, I had to replace them after 2 of them failed......had to redo part of the repair ($$$$)

About your last question in your last post..........man, the Pittsburgh Pirates will win the MLB championship this year....don't you think ?
Im sorry if i came off as a dick to you, it honestly wasnt the intent

ive been having a rough week, my dad ran right into the side of my car, and he's trying not to fix it, and im really ready to just fight someone, ya know how it goes
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Ftell me about it......frustration and anger ?....been there....seen that....done that. Exactly my point. Have you ever had somebody bend and scratch one of your car's front fender 4 hours after getting it out of a complete paint job ? .... Welcome to the club.

About the lifters....another thing that works is manually loading them after a final soak in Lucas oil treatment right before installation...lol:thumbs2:
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Ftell me about it......frustration and anger ?....been there....seen that....done that. Exactly my point. Have you ever had somebody bend and scratch one of your car's front fender 4 hours after getting it out of a complete paint job ? .... Welcome to the club.

About the lifters....another thing that works is manually loading them after a final soak in Lucas oil treatment right before installation...lol:thumbs2:
The thing that has me screwed, my father and I are on the same insurance policy, i call in what happened, both of our rates go up.

I might try the lucas stuff, i just stuck the cam in the car tomorrow, need to bring it up to TDC and time it in
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I know how that is, seriously my dad backed into my mustang one time, didn't hurt it too bad he said he would fix it and hindsight 20/20 my dad is a good guy and he's payed me back and then some.

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