Engine rebuild. Can I reuse hyd lifters?

Discussion in 'Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech' started by LOCASH, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. I am starting the teardown this week. Can I use the old hydraulic lifters? What should I look for on them? Thanks a lot.
    PS If anyone has a timing cover and stock oil pan for sale let me know.
  2. Most people get away with reusing them. How many miles on the car? If you are going to store them, store them in a tupperware container filled with oil.
  3. They're inexpensive - I wouldn't put a high mileage component back in an otherwise newly rebuilt engine. As for storage, it really doesn't matter. You should use a quality assembly lube when you're putting it back together, and the system should be primed through the distributor hole before starting. Priming until you get a good stream of oil out of all 16 rockers will fill the lifters with oil before starting.
  4. Are you talking about the hydorolic roller lifters? If so you can re-use them. I asked many people and those don't go bad. Roller lifters can last a life time...its the flat tappet lifters that need to be replaced with a camshaft.
  5. whats a good brand of hyd lifters and where do you get them, I just looked at summit and they only have crane lifters, for like $180.00...
  6. FRPP M6500R302 roller lifters $120 from summit.
  7. if their flat tappet replace about 40 dollars at most parts stores if roller they can be reused if the roller surface isnt all marked or scored ford racing has a set for just over $100