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I've got a suspect 3.9 mpi lifter and, given they're a ridiculous cost to replace, I'm wondering if it's possible to dismantle a lifter and clean it like the old style pushrod lifters, although the Ford manual says they can't be dismantled? I've tried engine flush with no result.
 

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How many K's has it done? You will be surprised how well they go with k's on with a head over haul including rockers etc.H.P .Better than new in most cases.Proven dyno day.
 

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you didn't hear this from me!
There are lifter rebuild kit available aftermarket.....most engine rebuild shops should stock them..used to have the part number but work in a genuine only dealership now
 

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ebxr8240 said:
How many K's has it done? You will be surprised how well they go with k's on with a head over haul including rockers etc.H.P .Better than new in most cases.Proven dyno day.
Only done 118,000 so doesn't warrant head job yet. Just got a sticky lifter. Thanks anyway.
 

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partsguy said:
you didn't hear this from me!
There are lifter rebuild kit available aftermarket.....most engine rebuild shops should stock them..used to have the part number but work in a genuine only dealership now
Partsguy, you're a champion for what I didn't hear from you.

Aftermarket rebuild kit is $39 for 12 lifters versus about $300 for a set of new lifters. The other $260 will buy something nice for the car, like a thermo fan.

Thanks heaps.
 
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