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Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 2:08 pm 
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awwwk, so im not being ripped off them.... i wonder if i can get them down to trade price..... *ponders*

 

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Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 5:33 pm 
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Saiken wrote:
awwwk, so im not being ripped off them.... i wonder if i can get them down to trade price..... *ponders*


I doubt it. The guy who was selling me the lifters said he put it as cheap as he could which was 40 per lifter.

I never replaced mine, I just pulled the old ones out, cleaned them and then re-soaked them in clean oil. Didn't use retainers and car is still running, just a bit of a b**ch to put the rocker gear back on without the lifters falling out.

phong =P~

 

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Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 5:51 pm 
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yeah, I got them through the guy who did my head for me, who just happens to be a good mate, so
I probably got them a bit better than trade price :-)

By the way, Phong that thing of yours really put down some decent numbers on the dyno, Congratulations on a job well done, sorry bout raggin on you about coolant dumpage and all,,, all in fun

 

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Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 7:09 pm 
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When I did my head/cam last year, it was $270 for all new lifters.

 

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Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 6:44 am 
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mmmk thanks for all the help guys :)

 

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Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 9:26 am 
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I can do a full set of lifters for $145 plus postage

 

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Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 11:32 am 
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im just about to put a crow cam in my ef falcon. sowhts the best way so that i dont need to re tension the timing chain? any one got a pic of how they did it? cause i really don't want to do that... first cause dont really kno how to?!? lol
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Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 4:11 pm 
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When I put my XR6 cam in, I wire tied the chain to the gear, and tied the gear to the open bonnet lid..

I had a broom stick wedged in so the bonnet couldn't move at all, and the cam chain was held very tight.. it didn't move at all.

Then I swapped the cam out and in.. and put it back on again before undoing everything.. the cam sprocket didn't move a mm the whole time...
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Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 7:57 pm 
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I did exactly the same as frankieh, worked a treat! I also put zip ties around the gear and chain incase the wire failed. but if its done right then u should have no problems. Started work on it at 6 and finished by 8:30 - 9ish. Pretty easy to do, workshop manual makes life easier too!
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