I don't seem to be able to get the lifter out with a magnet. I seems to be really stuck in there. Does anyone have a diagram of the heads and how the lifters fit ? I've seen the one from Chiltons manual which is pretty much worthless.
I've also used carburetor cleaner to help dissolve the varnish and then used the pliers to pull them out. On my son'* old Impala, it took us nearly 4 hours just to get the lifters out when we were replacing the cam.