Originally posted by formby@Jan 20 2005, 04:13 PM
Originally posted by Calesta@Jan 20 2005, 07:57 PM
You really can't tell if you need to change the lost motion assemblies without opening up the head first. Flip up the rocker arms and press on the LMA with your finger. Press it until it bottoms out. It should feel smooth and bounce back up when you release it. If they don't pop right back up or feel "sticky" then you need to replace them.
Some people just soak their LMAs in motor oil for a day or two to loosen them up and throw them right back in, but I've never had that work for me- even after soaking them for over a month.
Originally posted by civiclxb16+Jan 20 2005, 07:08 PM-->Yeah- I just left them in a bowl full of motor oil. It was actually longer than a month- they were there from something like November all the way to when I moved out last August.lol dam a month, ok next weekend i am putting in my cams so i will check it then but i was wondering if my sohc vtec LMA will fit in, since honda wants an arm and a leg for one
Originally posted by DelSlo@Jan 20 2005, 07:09 PM
hmm i geuss kinda like doin lifters? i wonder if you can clean them out and then soak em, dont know if varsol would be adequate.... personally im not the person to take the valvetrain apart and soak em and hope it all works, but when im not doin them and someone asks me whos cheap, ill say to do that! haha thanks calesta!
I guess it's like doing lifters, but I've never done them so I don't know. Cleaning them out and then soaking them might work.
civicious@Jan 20 2005, 09:45 PM
Go ahead and use SOHC D-series LMA's. Have fun. Be sure and let me know how it turns out.