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Old 08-12-2003, 12:59 PM
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JimF JimF is offline
'94 S500: only 793 sold!
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: San Diego, CA
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Placo, it would be my. . .

pleasure. If you're in SD, left me know. We can get together.

Re a 'weak' lifter: the picture in my web page under menu #19 is one of those critters. It can be pushed by hand (finger) and it starts to collapse. As my tech tells me, it's not supposed to do that.

Trying to find a 'bad' one on a M119 engine is difficult at best. I've seen where a feeler gauge is used to push under the lifter/cam surface. If it goes 'easily', it's a candidate.

Re the chain tensioner: I can't see where that would cause a problem just at startup. If it's loose (stretched), it's loose all the time.
Regards . . . . JimF
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