Lifter replacement w/ Striker heads
Iíve searched through a ton of related threads and have yet to see anyone mention the problem Iím having. After struggling to get to the damn dogbone bolt, I found a thread mentioning a 7/16Ē swivel socket and that did the trick. Unfortunately, I couldnít fish the dog one through the individual gasket clearance holes for the lifters. Now itís in the oil pan... not a big deal.
The bigger deal is that the actual lifters will not clear the intake tunnel of the cylinder head. Iíve twisted, pulled (with magnets), jiggled, and anything else I can think of that wonít damage a slippery machined component covered in oil. Both lifters have now dropped back behind the gasket.
Is there a known issue with clearance on the Striker heads preventing me from extracting the lifters? Will I be able to fish them down when I drop the oil pan to retrieve the bolt? Do I have any chance in hell of getting that bolt back in when this is all said and done? I had to walk away for the evening.
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