can I revive the hydrolic valve lifters in my 215cid. v-8?

Asked by Jul 25, 2010 at 09:05 AM about the 1963 Buick Skylark

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

This car has not ran in 7 years, and many of the lifters had drained their oil so they would not operate their valves.
I pulled the distributor and used a drill motor to spin the oil pump to get some of the lifters to work, but not all came back to life.
what can i do to revive the others?
The engine will fire and run, but only as fast as the starter will turn it.
Any thoughts?

1 Answer

425

I have revived lifters by removing them from the engine and placing them in 3 inches of transmission fluid. Then place a pushrod on the top and work it up and down to flush out the old oil. You will feel them pump back up and they should be good to go. You could also take them apart and clean them.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Buick Skylark Questions

Buick Skylark Experts

#1 GopherTEFT
GopherTEFT
Reputation 160
#1 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 160
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 100
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
537 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Corvette
147 Great Deals out of 20,685 listings starting at $3,995
Used Chevrolet Impala
592 Great Deals out of 34,064 listings starting at $899
Used Buick Riviera
118 listings
Used Buick LeSabre
19 Great Deals out of 1,919 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Thunderbird
19 Great Deals out of 1,072 listings starting at $5,991

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.