<VV> To Much Oil Flow to Rockers

Paul Fox paulvair at yahoo.com
Sun May 3 10:35:17 EDT 2020

 Yes I've seen this with NOS lifters and that's a very good thing. In fact I've seen oil shoot up tp 4 feet out of the side of my engine. Most replacement lifters today don't supply enough oil to the rockers. Long story short it's much easier to adjust the valves cold not running. No mess no clean up. Shop manual shows how.Paul Fox
    On Saturday, May 2, 2020, 08:00:17 PM EDT, Michael Mauro via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:  
To Much Oil Flow to Two (2) Right Rear Rocker Arms (#1 cylinder)...
Just did first engine-running rocker adjustment since total engine rebuild...oil literally pouring out two RR rockers. Backround: have high-volume oil pump; new lifters & cam; roller rockers. Anyone ever seen this condition? All I know is the lifters ultimately control the amount of oil to the rockers.
More Info: May not be both, just looks like it. For adjusting while running, I use valve covers with holes cut out right over the adjustment nut (rather than half-covers). Most of the oil is sloshing out the rear-most hole, while some, but much less, is coming out the more-forward, #1 cylinder rocker area. To be sure, thinking  I'll change both lifters... not a big job.

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