View Full Version : Svo lifters stick

09-03-2009, 10:58 AM
My svo has had 2 different heads but i still have the problem of lifters sticking when the car builds rpm. it revs up then down and shakes bad at idle then dies??? it now has a new melling factory replacement cam kit and still does it. what would cause this? I would think maybe the valves arent right but this is the second head...

09-07-2009, 03:54 PM
What is the compression readings when it has this condition? Does it have a missfire? How does it act if you restart the engine? Is there any noises coming from the engine like ticking noises or knocking noises from the top end?

Sticking lifters, hmmmm, I would think that if they are sticking the car wouldn't run right all the time and would tick. Have you run the engine with the valve cover off to verify if one of the rockers isn't doing it's job?