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I'm setting the valves on my small block using the method from the Best of Tech sticky. After I set the preload and then rotate the assembly a time or two it seems like the lifter has bled down and the valve is loose again.:bored: If I keep this up the valve eventually gets too tight, the idle goes to heck, and then I start all over again.:(

The valve train is pretty much stock. The lifters are Comp Cams (850-16 from the Summit catalog....
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=CCA-850-16&autoview=sku

I know this is a total noob question, but what am I doing wrong here? I can't believe there's a problem with the lifters. They only have maybe 500 miles on them. This is really getting to me.:eek: I swear...back in the day I could set valves and everything was cool! Whazzup??:confused:

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They will bleed down without oil pressure.
Do not reset them. Do them by the instruction.

the lifters you purchased are same as stock. They are not anti-pump ups.

You paid a high price for stock lifters!
Sorry

Al
 

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Thanks Al. I was wondering what was going on. This helps a lot!:yes::yes:

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They will bleed down without oil pressure.
Do not reset them. Do them by the instruction.

the lifters you purchased are same as stock. They are not anti-pump ups.

You paid a high price for stock lifters!
Sorry


Al
No Kidding!! I can damn near get a set of link-bar style lifters for that.:yes::D
:poke::poke:
 
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