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how much preload on hydraulic lifters 2.9


stamina

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every shop manual and chiltons/haynes manual states 1 1/2 turns after zero lash but other people have stated otherwise, what is the proper preload for these lifters! just finished pulling the heads and doing new lifters + valves, seals, springs, and pushrods and i don’t know what to believe LOL
 


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Built one 5 years ago , everything new including heads, pre soaked lifters , adjusted them per specs. Just turned a little over 90,000 still going good. This was for my 16 year old grandson!!
 

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Built one 5 years ago , everything new including heads, pre soaked lifters , adjusted them per specs. Just turned a little over 90,000 still going good. This was for my 16 year old grandson!!
so you did 1.5 turns, yes?
 

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Sounds correct. I have a Haynes manual on the Bronco 11 . I can double check if you want me too.
 

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I dont know about that particular motor, but back in the day I always did small block chevys 3/4 turn tight from zero lash. Mostly in boats but did change a cam in a 305 nova, ford lifters may have more or less travel in the lifter for adjustment centering.
 

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