Chevrolet Citation/Omega/Phoenix/Skylark 1980-1985 Repair Guide

Valve Lifters

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 To remove the pushrod cover, unfasten the retaining bolts ...



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Fig. Fig. 2 ... then remove the pushrod cover



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Fig. Fig. 3 Remove the valve lifters from their bores

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the intake manifold, as outlined in this section.
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  5. Unfasten the pushrod cover bolts, then remove the cover.
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  7. Remove the valve lifters from their bores.
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  9. Thoroughly clean the gasket mating surfaces.
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To install:

  1. Position the valve lifters into their bores.
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  3. Place a continuous 3 / 16 in. (5mm) bead of RTV to the pushrod cover.
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  5. Install the cover to the block, then tighten the bolts to 75 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
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  7. Install the intake manifold, as outlined later in this section.
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  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
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