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Offline roadking96

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Lifter Block Leak
« on: July 10, 2018, 05:38:42 PM »
Have 38K on 96 FLHRI and a lifter block started leaking.  What do I want to do - I have no problems going with adjustable push rods and I'm open to whatever advice you might have.  Can I get away with doing just the pushrods from the leaking block and run two adjustables and two stock?  Thanks in advance

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Re: Lifter Block Leak
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 05:40:55 PM »
Yes you can. No issues doing two at all. If you do, use a bolt cutter, do not use a saw or cut off wheel. You will get metal and or fibrous dust in the motor that way.
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Re: Lifter Block Leak
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2018, 07:44:00 PM »
so stock is not adjustable ?

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Re: Lifter Block Leak
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2018, 08:14:12 PM »
No, Evo and TC is are solid push rods.
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Re: Lifter Block Leak
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2018, 03:34:27 AM »
There is a difference between Adjustables & EZ installs , I would just buy gaskets and use my solid Pushrods

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Re: Lifter Block Leak
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2018, 03:48:24 AM »
No, Evo and TC is are solid push rods.
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Re: Lifter Block Leak
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2018, 07:22:05 AM »
Don't know if you've tried it but you could give the bolts a re-torque. I had one leaking (front) a few years ago. I pulled the bolts (one at a time) cleaned them up and reinstalled (can't remember torque vales now...they are low though, check first). Solved the problem for me.
Just a suggestion to start with.
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Re: Lifter Block Leak
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2018, 05:56:02 PM »
I would pop open the rocker boxes and pull the rockers before messing around with adjustable push rods, just my 2 cents worth.
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Re: Lifter Block Leak
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2018, 08:48:30 PM »
If you use a bolt cutter have  both P-rods on low point, (cyl on compression )

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Re: Lifter Block Leak
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2018, 05:43:20 AM »
Don't know if you've tried it but you could give the bolts a re-torque. I had one leaking (front) a few years ago. I pulled the bolts (one at a time) cleaned them up and reinstalled (can't remember torque vales now...they are low though, check first). Solved the problem for me.
Just a suggestion to start with.
Cheers Jeff
:agree: I just turned each bolt about 1/8th turn to stop a leak on my '86.  One bolt was looseer than the others. My tappet guide bolt tork was 90 -120 in. lbs. I kept my fingers crossed and it worked.-------------RJ
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Re: Lifter Block Leak
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2018, 02:00:50 PM »
Yup - turns out a couple were pretty loose. So far so good.  Thanks