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Detecting And Repairing A Faulty Hydraulic Lifter!

In a car’s engine, a hydraulic lifter uses oil pressure to adjust a plunger and works to take up all the clearance within the main valve train. Not only will this work to create less engine noise, it will also provide longer levels of reliability as a result of less wear and tear.

Faulty hydraulic lifters will usually results in the failure of other features and components, including the rocker arm, the valve tip and the push rod. If all these components fail at once, then that can result in major work being required when it comes to your vehicle’s engine. You need to be able to tell when the lifter is going bad, and how to deal with it when it does; this can often involve replacing one, of more, hydraulic check valves within the engine.

How Can You Identify A Faulty Hydraulic Lifter?

The most obvious system of a faulty hydraulic lifter is the sudden increase in the amount of noise that your engine creates. A faulty lifter has a distinct sound which makes it easily identifiable, even before you lift the hood. Instead of a knock or pinging sound, a faulty lifter will create a tapping sound within your engine which can quickly get annoying.

The tapping will occur at a high rate and is more likely to happen when the car is hot or cold, depending on the lifter’s issues. One of the most common issues in this situation is that the vehicle is experiencing issues with a sticking hydraulic check valve, or that dirt has begun to block up the engine.

How Can You Deal With A Faulty Hydraulic Lifter?

If you find that your lifter is faulty, then it is best to replace it as soon as possible. If you fail to, or if your hydraulic check valves are involved, then it is likely that leaving this issue will definitely result in a range of potential damages to your engine.

If there is only a single faulty lifter in your entire engine, then you can occasionally get away with only replacing that faulty component. If one has decided to fail, however, that is often a good indicator that the rest aren’t too far behind. For the best results, you want to replace all of your filters.

Although you can replace hydraulic check valves and lifters yourself, for the best results you really should leave the issue to the professionals at your local mechanic. In these circumstances, complete lifter replacement is better than just doing one, but there are occasions where you might not require a complete replacement.

Choose Flowfit Online For Hydraulic Check Valves

Here at Flowfit Online, we can provide a diverse range of hydraulic equipment and accessories for a range of uses. We can provide hydraulic check valves to both industrial and domestic customers, which are suitable for a wide variety of situations.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our professional team today on 01584 876 033. If you have any specific questions or concerns, get in touch with directly, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

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