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Old June 17th, 2020, 10:06 PM   #1
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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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Old June 18th, 2020, 07:22 AM   #2
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I don't know anything about the design differences between stock and Stryker heads, but it sounds to me like you're going to have to face the music and pull your heads.
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Old June 18th, 2020, 07:36 AM   #3
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Agreed, you will have to pull the head.
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Old June 18th, 2020, 02:20 PM   #4
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But why? The gaskets are ďmodifiedĒ from Cometic to allow this work and others have done so with stock heads. Itís only one pair of lifters that Iím replacing, so having to do all the work required pull the head would be a real pain in the ass after just getting everything back together late last year.


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I had Viper Specialty's Cometic gaskets on my Gen2 and was able to swap out liters without removing the heads though the heads were stock. These are the gaskets.

http://viperspecialtyperformance.com...roducts_id/163
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Old June 18th, 2020, 10:28 PM   #6
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Just to clarify, the gaskets arenít the problem. Itís the cylinder head that is just barely interfering with the lifters. I might be past the point of no return, anyhow, as the lifters have rolled to somewhere I canít see or reach with a telescoping magnet. Going to try with a flex magnet before ordering a new head gasket and taking the damn head off.


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Found a bad exhaust lifter on #9. I thought it was going to be #7 based on acoustics, but sounds can be deceiving. Everything is back together and fired it up this afternoon... sounds much better. Before and after video recordings make it very apparent that I fixed the issue, which is always a huge relief after being inside the engine and ďthinkingĒ you found the culprit.

I ended up not modifying the heads for future lifter removal. Felt like it was going to take too much on the ends (e.g. #1 exhaust & #9 intake) and I honestly didnít feel like hassling with it for only one side. Aluminum dust is like sand on the beach... it ends up everywhere. If I ever have to do another one, both heads are coming off for tie-bar lifters.


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