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 Post subject: Re: Lifter replacement on Au Falcon howto with (lots of)pictures
Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:12 pm 
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Brilliant!!
Just acquired an EL, (Free, with low km's). Figure I owe it a few grand if I want it her (he/she, I haven't worked it out yet) to look after me properly. Bought an AU head with cam (used) and manifold, complete exhaust inc. headers (new), trip comp, and am just doing the cold air box now (new custom). I'll get the head and manifold flowed and matched, a new cam, and all redundant parts replaced or refurbished (this will be done by others mostly) I'll do all of the in car work and this was a GREAT tutorial. Saved me a few headaches I'm sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Lifter replacement on Au Falcon howto with (lots of)pictures
Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:16 pm 
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just another thing to note when you are going to replace the rocker gear bolts it is good thing to get all the oil out of the thread hole becuase it can create hydrolic presure and strip the threads :)
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 Post subject: Re: Lifter replacement on Au Falcon howto with (lots of)pictures
Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:56 am 
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good stuff helped me out to do mine
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 Post subject: Re: Lifter replacement on Au Falcon howto with (lots of)pictures
Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:29 pm 
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Great sticky, but what about the retainers? The little rubber o rings? I bought the lifters and they don't come with them, nor do they sell them, half of them are perished. Do we need them
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 Post subject: Re: Lifter replacement on Au Falcon howto with (lots of)pictures
Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:02 am 
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The retainers are not necessary for the lifters to function properly - but they make life easier for re installing the rocker gear to the head because without them the lifters can fall out - ie. without retainers you really need to externally retain the lifters somehow - I use a piece of masking tape around each rocker end - and slip the pieces of tape off as each rocker reaches a point where the gap is small enough that the lifters won't come out too far (but before theres pressure that will trap the tape) - ie. some will need to be removed before you even begin pulling it all down with bolts and others will need it all to be fairly well pulled down to close the gaps to that point.

And it's a myth that retainers can't be used with lots of shimming - with the cam I'm running I use 1x 1.9mm factory shim + 1x 3.4mm aftermarket shim in each rocker WITH retainers and it all goes together and works fine...

- AND the retainers ARE available - they come as a set and are called "Lifter Repair Kit" or "HLA Repair Kit" - ie. little baggy with 12 plastic retainers. Shiftkits Australia sell them for $32.50 a set but I'm pretty sure if you ask Repco / Auto1 / Coventries about "lifter repair kits" for I6 Falcon they'll know what you're talking about and have stock or be able to get them.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lifter replacement on Au Falcon howto with (lots of)pictures
Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:16 am 
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actually the au retainers are spring steel and are re usable, where e series are a plastic/rubber type retainer that usually fall appart when removed..
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Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:39 am 
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TROYMAN wrote:
actually the au retainers are spring steel and are re usable, where e series are a plastic/rubber type retainer that usually fall appart when removed..


Yep - I was talking about lifters that use the plastic ones...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lifter replacement on Au Falcon howto with (lots of)pictures
Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:52 am 
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For anyone interested. Found these lifters cheap while browsing ebay...not sure how good they are but they seem cheap enough.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FORD-4-0L-EB ... 2a13132cd0

Thought it'd be great for this thread for anyone replacing lifters :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lifter replacement on Au Falcon howto with (lots of)pictures
Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:12 pm 
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Yeah thanks guys, we just masking taped them in and slid the masking tape out once we had the bolts in. Great sticky! Thanks for all the help guys
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 Post subject: Re: Lifter replacement on Au Falcon howto with (lots of)pictures
Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:16 pm 
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phongus wrote:
For anyone interested. Found these lifters cheap while browsing ebay...not sure how good they are but they seem cheap enough.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FORD-4-0L-EB ... 2a13132cd0

Thought it'd be great for this thread for anyone replacing lifters :)


My mate has Nason lifters in his xr6, been in for 30,000 with no issues
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 Post subject: Re: Lifter replacement on Au Falcon howto with (lots of)pictures
Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:04 pm 
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Hey Valen, do you have a build thread? If yes you should put a link on your signature. if not... You should lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lifter replacement on Au Falcon howto with (lots of)pictures
Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:02 pm 
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instead of using a punch i just used air pressure to get my lifters and shims out just put a rag over the end of the rocker arm and add air down the little hole on the top of each arm and the rag catches them so you don't lose or scratch anything. IMO much better than using the punch or pliers method and DO NOT use your hand to catch them they come out very fast with 80 to 95+ psi pushing them out. mine were probably fine but seeing as engine is out and i replaced all the gaskets timing chain guide, chain etc i thought i may as well do it
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 Post subject: Re: Lifter replacement on Au Falcon howto with (lots of)pictures
Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:26 pm 
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anyone in Adelaide willing to help me fix up my lifters once I get them, willing to pay a 6 pack of your choice or even money also (to a limit!), need mine fix while I have the car in the garage with no rego etc.

if anyone is willing please pm me asap!

Thanks, sorry to hijack this thread!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lifter replacement on Au Falcon howto with (lots of)pictures
Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:29 am 
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Don't do what i do lmfao..

I left the cam just the hight of the lifter can come out pull replace then back on with right torque ... Done 30 mins job ;)

Btw still no ticking or missfire yet.

4 years later ;)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lifter replacement on Au Falcon howto with (lots of)pictures
Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 11:31 pm 
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Great write up!

we need more of them!

quick qeustion, do you have to take the Valve train out? i just removed the rocker cover and pulled em out and pushed them in a few years ago, the still seem fine.

( i all so let them soak overnight in some clean motor oil to "prime" )

 

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