Hydraulic vs. Solid Lifters

Recommended Posts

I am rebuilding a P90A head from an L28 turbo and was confused when I came across the hydraulic lifters. I have not seen these before on a cylinder head so I am wondering what people think about them. I've seen videos of people who do conversions to solid lifters using time-serts but am not yet sure if I want to invest in this. Is it worth it? The hydraulic lifters I currently have seem pretty solid with no play in the pivot. It would be great to hear any thoughts or experiences regarding these hydraulic lifters. Thanks.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

There's a procedure for testing them.  They're called pivots.  I've only read of a few problems with them, they can wear out.  You can probably replace them without removing the head, engine in the car, if you have to.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now