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Old 08-15-2012, 07:45 AM   #1
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I will be replacing the lifter this coming Saturday on my 96 Achieva but I wanted to know if just by soaking them in oil overnight will be fine or do I need to take a push rod while they are in the oil and pump up the new lifters to get any out any air in them. I bought them from my local O'Reillys and they just told me to soak the in oil overnight and you will be fine but I have had a few other people tell me that while they are summered in oil that I need to take a push rod or a screwdriver and push down on the part where the push rod seat at a few times to get any air out, they also said just by letting them soak in oil that wouldn't be enough for them. So what is the proper way to prep new lifters before they are installed.
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Soak them should be fine. The oil will come in the side and out the top, no problems. I cover them in assembly lube.
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Just like Dan said, soak them in motor oil over night and coat them with assembly lube just prior to installation.
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Yep that'* the way I do it too. Then I usually give them another drink before I put the pushrods in for good measure.
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Where would I get some of the assembly lube at because I didn't buy any of that. Would AutoZone have it or due I need to go somewhere else. Also due I need to use lock-tite for reassembly or not.
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Where would I get some of the assembly lube at because I didn't buy any of that. Would AutoZone have it or due I need to go somewhere else. Also due I need to use lock-tite for reassembly or not.

Autozone definitely carries assembly lub.
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So on the reassembly of the intake and any other bit of parts that I need to put back on do I need to lock-tite or not.
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Whatever bolts you see thread sealer on(not loctite) clean them and reapply thread sealer to them.
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