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Old 01-12-2018, 12:42 PM
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I found this link on Lifter Rebuilding. He talks about "linishing" the top of the shim with P240 wet sand paper on a super flat surface. To me this would remove the "record pattern" the cam put on the top of the lifter shim.

" You will now need to linish the tops of each tappet, this can be done by using P240 wet/dry paper using WD40 as a lubricant, put the paper on a flat surface (a machined pieces of steel or a small sheet of glass) and then rub the base of the follower is a circular motion over the paper, make sure you turn the follower regularly as you linish, keep going until there are no scuff makers present."

http://jenniskens.livedsl.nl/Technic...7/MyTip795.htm
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:40 PM
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i think i've got 1 or 2 head's worth of used lifters from a 928S3 engine.
some have dark circle wear marks, some look fresh.
you can have em all for $2 apiece + shipping. (have to count how many i have for a total).
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by V2Rocket View Post
i think i've got 1 or 2 head's worth of used lifters from a 928S3 engine.
some have dark circle wear marks, some look fresh.
you can have em all for $2 apiece + shipping. (have to count how many i have for a total).
Thanks for the offer, but I have 32 nice ones to choose from. Still trying to decide if my cam is good and if I can refurbish the lifer to re-wear with the cam. I am looking for it in the WSM to measure the cam lob. I am learning a lot. Thanks to all for the advise and expertise!
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:27 PM
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Here are the lifter shims in question
If my cam was bad, wouldn't the pitting be in the middle of the lifter shim? This motor hasn't been run for probably 3 years. The other 3 cam lifter shims look good with no pitting.
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Old 01-14-2018, 05:47 PM
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If my cam was bad, wouldn't the pitting be in the middle of the lifter shim? This motor hasn't been run for probably 3 years. The other 3 cam lifter shims look good with no pitting.
Please see pics and post above. Looking for opinions PLEASE!
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