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Where can I get fairly priced lifters?

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I need to change lifters on my 96 ranger 4.0 but all I see are sold individually for 50$? There’s gotta be something else that’s better priced, especially for it being older. Any links to where I can get any would be appreciated
 


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Sure thats not for all 12?
 

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Sure thats not for all 12?
I had assumed it would be but I read the questions on the product and others have asked and the response they gave is it’s sold individually. The cheapest I found was 17$ on partsology but idk if that’s a trustworthy site as it has no reviews. I asked myself if it was a box of them and waiting for response
 

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I got some from Camcraft. You don't want cheap lifters ($50 per is too much, though) unless you want to tear it down again and probably have to rebuild the whole engine. Make sure to use oil with zinc or a zinc additive.
 

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I got some from Camcraft. You don't want cheap lifters ($50 per is too much, though) unless you want to tear it down again and probably have to rebuild the whole engine. Make sure to use oil with zinc or a zinc additive.
Appreciate it, and thanks for the oil tip. I’ll check cam craft
 

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Last time i bought lifters i think i paid 6 or 7 bucks a piece and it was for a 351w. I cant believe theyve gone up that much. Granted it was 2007.
 

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The machinist I use told me his supplier refuses to sell him a flat tappet cam because there have been so many low mileage cam failures. If a customer wants a flat tappet cam in an engine he's building, he assembles the rotating assembly and heads, then gives them the incomplete engine to install their own cam. He has a row of chewed up lifters on a shelf by his front counter that he pulled out of low mileage engines. Cheap(Chinese, mostly) offshore lifters are a problem, poor break in procedures are a problem, and modern oil formulas are a problem. If you have stiff valve springs, replace them with light springs for break in. Run the engine for 20 minutes while varying the rpms between 2000-2500 with high zinc oil or a zinc additive, then change the oil and filter with more high zinc oil. Then reinstall the stiff springs. You can either buy racing oil with zinc or use a zinc (ZDDP) additive if you think cheap oil is a way to save money. By the way, it ain't.
 

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