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Old 02-04-2004, 11:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Adjustable Pushrods - oil in lifters?

Just bought a set of SE push rods.

Do the lifters need to be filled with oil before adjusting? The lifters have been romoved from the engine and most if not all of the oil is probably gone.

Read on Harley Hogs web site that you should go 3 1/3 turns of the bolts once all the slack is out. Is this the case for all SE push rods?
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Old 02-04-2004, 12:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If I was to be putting these lifters in I would get a couple of zip lock bags put the lifters in, then put oil in and let them soak a while . I am not sure how many turns to make on the se pusrods..I do know that you make the turns when you are on the low side of the cam with both lifters then let them bleed down. The push rods should be able to turn when the lifters are bled down. Then do the same with the other two lifters.

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Old 02-05-2004, 01:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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S/E adjustable rods preload is 2 1/2 turns. Attempting to presoak the lifters cannot hurt, however, if assembled with either 60 wt oil or assembly lube it is not necessary. The restricting plate that the pushrods sit on is held up by a spring, as long as you go easy when adjusting them to the point they are just seating, then the 2 1/2 turns will set the correct preload. As for pumping up the lifters? Simply pull the plugs, crank over the engine, no more than 10 seconds or so at a time, until the oil light goes out. That will circulate the oil quite a bit, 99% of the time they pump right up withing 3-5 seconds.
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If I was to be putting these lifters in I would get a couple of zip lock bags put the lifters in, then put oil in and let them soak a while . I am not sure how many turns to make on the se pusrods..I do know that you make the turns when you are on the low side of the cam with both lifters then let them bleed down. The push rods should be able to turn when the lifters are bled down. Then do the same with the other two lifters.

How long does it take for the lifters to bleed down?
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Old 02-05-2004, 02:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I usually take an oil squirt can & squirt oil in the holes on the side of the lifters until it comes out the lifter cup before installing them.

-John
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Old 02-05-2004, 10:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You do not need to have the lifters filled to do your adjustment. Follow the instructions that came with YOUR pushrods only. You may find out if you can get a valve to touch a piston other wise. If the lifters are new ( no oil un primed) they may clatter just a bit on first start up. Bleed down time on lifters that are primed can be 10-15 minutes depending on temp and weight of oil DONT rush it. When lifters are bled down the pushrods will be easy to spin with your fingers.

To prime motor on first start up

I always remove both spark plugs ground the wires( model of ign may vary) hook up a battery charger and spin the motor in 8-10 second runs. Small motors will lower compression will spin faster and thus prime faster. A big inch high compression motor may take two times of this. Leave charger on to help battery re-coup install plugs and let starter cool for several minutes then fire it up.

Hope this helps
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