Lifter bleed down

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by ricksterzz, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. ricksterzz

    ricksterzz Member

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    How easy should my push rod turn after bleed down? It has been two hours and I can hardly turn it. I'm top dead center on the exhaust. It is a 2004 FLHT with a 95 big bore.
     
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    if the lifter is on the flat of the cam where it should be after bleed down you should be able to turn the push rod..

    when you say your on top dead center on the exhuast that not the one your adjusting are you ?
     
  3. ricksterzz

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    It is the one that the air came out and the piston is at the top of the cylinder.
     
  4. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    if the lifter is at the bottom of its bore .. i did a set yesterday i didnt bother tdc i looked at lifters..after 20 mins i could start turning the pushrod

    then you should be able to turn it when it bleeds down .. you sure you not on the exhuast stroke and have the lifter up on the cam lobe?
     
  5. ricksterzz

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    No the push rods are seated nicely in the pockets of the rocker arms and lifter pockets. Could they take more than two hours to bleed down?
     
  6. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    they shouldnt 30 mins at most.. they are seated but are you sure the lifter is on the flat spot of cam and not on a lobe?
     
  7. ricksterzz

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    I would you tell?
     
  8. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    look at the lifter though the hole in tappet block where the push rod goes though it the lifter even with the other one or above it ?
     
  9. ricksterzz

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    I should say how could that happen, and how do you tell.
     
  10. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    see my post above this one