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Offline VileZambonie

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Re: 1984 K5 Blazer 4x4 build
« Reply #75 on: April 21, 2022, 06:06:32 PM »
I just went through a bad set of roller lifters. The Melling lifters were perfect. Just get a new set and be done with it. Don't get cheap china ones!
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Re: 1984 K5 Blazer 4x4 build
« Reply #76 on: April 21, 2022, 06:26:31 PM »
I thought about getting the auto zone melling brand. Heard they were ok if you check them out well before you install them


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Re: 1984 K5 Blazer 4x4 build
« Reply #77 on: April 21, 2022, 07:08:58 PM »
Hey Vile, did you soak those in oil before install or just dropped them in?


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Re: 1984 K5 Blazer 4x4 build
« Reply #78 on: April 22, 2022, 04:19:12 PM »
Dip them in oil or assembly lube. Never soak lifters.
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Re: 1984 K5 Blazer 4x4 build
« Reply #79 on: April 22, 2022, 05:05:32 PM »
One of the lifters I picked up had very small Mars on the side I think it’s ok to run but what you think? It’s a smooth mar and doesn’t protrude from the body.


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Re: 1984 K5 Blazer 4x4 build
« Reply #80 on: April 22, 2022, 05:24:41 PM »
If the small mar bothers you Good or Bad, don't chance it - exchange it.

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Re: 1984 K5 Blazer 4x4 build
« Reply #81 on: April 22, 2022, 05:42:12 PM »
Dang, kind of want to run it I’m outside of Phoenix and the Autozone I found these Mellings in is about 30 minutes out. Probably better off swapping it though.


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Re: 1984 K5 Blazer 4x4 build
« Reply #82 on: April 22, 2022, 06:03:09 PM »
Is this a factory roller cam block or a retrofit roller cam?
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Re: 1984 K5 Blazer 4x4 build
« Reply #83 on: April 22, 2022, 06:20:25 PM »
It’s factory. Block came out of a 99 suburban. I switched the cam to a GM performance ramjet cam when it was built for the second time.


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Re: 1984 K5 Blazer 4x4 build
« Reply #84 on: April 22, 2022, 09:08:47 PM »

Source of the knock. Guess I can return the lifters I bought.


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