View Full Version : Bleeding Lifters After Turning Motor Upsidedown...

08-30-2008, 09:40 AM
Hey guys,

I just got another s13 with an s13 sr swap in it. Previous owner had upgraded the bearings on the motor so all he did was turn the motor upside down on his engine stand and take off the crank everything else was left intact. I was wondering by him doing this do the lifters get air in them? Should I go ahead and take everything apart and bleed them or should be fine. Reason I ask is because I've heard if the motor is upside down the lifters will get air in them but I want to make sure that is true before I go taking it all apart. I just don't want to start it up and hear a bunch of ticking I hate that stuff hahaha....

Thanks In Advance!

08-30-2008, 03:38 PM
They could have air in them now. Doesn't hurt to bleed them. Prob only take like half an hour to do everything anyways...

08-30-2008, 03:42 PM
yeah its pretty easy. just follow fsm for removing and installing cams/gears and you will be fine.

09-09-2008, 07:12 AM
easy work,an hour appro.

but you can open them,clean them and refill before mounting,it takes 1/2 hour ;)

09-09-2008, 04:23 PM
how do you open and clean them? i always just stick a small allen key through the top to plunge them

12-01-2008, 04:41 AM

i didn't see that you ask

well,with a very thin screwdriver,you open the top ring,and then,be very methodic,and clean everything

i have some pictures at home,i'll post them later,if i remember.....

EDIT>i've founds pics:

http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/1069/dsc03064uw4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

then you gat this:

http://img373.imageshack.us/img373/2760/dsc03093kk2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)