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testing tappets

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Post Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:07 pm

Posts: 15
anyone know a simple way to test tappets? i heard you could use a ball bearing and a vise but am not sure of how to go about it to get the correct results.

Post Wed May 02, 2012 11:17 pm

Posts: 15
Well after 426 views I would think some one would have said "this is a way to check for leak down on the tappet." I have reused lot of tappets with good rollers and if they pass this test back in my engine they went, maybe I am just lucky!

Post Thu May 03, 2012 12:34 pm

Posts: 575
Location: devon,england
squeze it between finger and thumb ,if it compresses its ,fubar , basically if you think one is duff check them all like this . duff one will be different to the rest . regards jib
Dude, check out that jibhead, he's crazy. Hasn't been sober for 40 years

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