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2014 2014/02

1951 Buick Hydraulic Valve Lifters Trouble Diagnosis

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When an owner complains of noisy valve lifters or any other 1951 Buick hydraulic valve lifters trouble, it is very important for the service salesman to obtain a detailed description of the operating conditions under which the lifters are noisy. This will assist the mechanic in doing a thorough and complete job, eliminating comebacks. There [...]

2014 2014/02

Determining a Satisfactory 1951 Buick Hydraulic Valve Lifters Servicing Job

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Whenever lifters are installed in a job and the engine is first started, it is recommended that the rocker arm cover be placed in position on cylinder head to prevent oil from being sprayed by the fan. Then run the engine from 1200 to 1500 RPM for 20 minutes or until such time as the [...]

2014 2014/02

1951 Buick Hydraulic Valve Lifters Replacing

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Lifters being installed in an engine should enter the guide holes in the block freely without requiring any forcing. If a lifter is tight in a guide hole, try it in several other ones. The initial adjustment of any hydraulic valve lifter must be made only when the lifter is on the cam­ shaft base [...]

2014 2014/02

1951 Buick Checking Hydraulic Valve Lifters

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a. Ball Travel Immediately after the lifter parts have been cleaned and inspected (See Sections 6 and 7) check the ball travel on Test Fixture J 5095 as follows: Use Sleeve KM0-30-K to mount Dial Indicator KM0-30-B so that stem of indicator bears squarely on upper end of the pin in ball travel checking attachment [...]

2014 2014/02

1951 Buick Hydraulic Valve Lifters Inspection

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a. Lifter Bodies Immediately following the removal of lifters from a job, they should be visually inspected for an excessively worn foot condition. Figure 15 illustrates five different conditions which will be encountered. Those lifters which are soft, spalled or have straight line wear in the lifter foot, which is rough or scored, should be [...]

2014 2014/02

1951 Buick Hydraulic Valve Lifters Cleaning

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1951 Buick Recommended Bench Layout a. Solvents The type of solvent required for 1951 Buick Hydraulic Valve Lifters cleaning should be of a varnish removing nature. For ease of operation it should either dissolve the varnish accumulation on lifter parts or soften it within an hour so that it may be removed by [...]

2014 2014/02

1951 Buick Remove Hydraulic Valve Lifters

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If only one or two lifters are found to be noisy on a job and there is no reason to suspect a varnish or dirt condition, it is recommended that these noisy lifters be removed without removing the rocker arm assembly, in the following manner: Remove air cleaner if necessary. Remove rocker arm cover. Remove [...]

2014 2014/02

1951 Buick Hydraulic Valve Lifters Special Tools

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A number of 1951 Buick Hydraulic Valve Lifters Special Tools have been developed for the removal, disassembly, cleaning, inspection and testing of Hydraulic Valve Lifters. These tools are available in kit form or individually through Kent-Moore Organization, Inc., General Motors Building, Detroit 2, Michigan. 1951 Buick Hydraulic Valve Lifter Tool Kit J-4877 Figure [...]

2014 2014/02

1951 Buick Locating Noisy Hydraulic Valve Lifters

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Before removing the side cover to remove any noisy lifters, run the engine with the rocker arm cover off and listen to each valve train combination approximately 1/2'' from the pad on the rocker arm using a piece of heater hose to transmit the sound. See Figure 6. 1951 Buick Locating Noisy Lifter [...]

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