finally got around to tearing down the engine,and like always, the only obstacle thus far is the stuck lifters. i rented the hydraulic lifter tool and its worked pretty good until the last 3 lifters left. i have used vise grips, a BFH! and a pry bar to remove them,,, and they do not want to budge at all. so, is there any other thing i can try to remove em'? i did spray some lubricant at the base of the lifter bore and im going to give it some time to soak in some. i do believe they are high enough to clear the camshaft to remove it. o yeah, sorry, im doing a camshaft swap. i have spent atleast 10 hours doing this, and only 3 to go. my back is killing me, lol. no joke tho. they must go now! so any ideas would be great, thanks.