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What is a 'sure fire' way of removing pushrods from a Studebaker Avanti engine WITHOUT accidentally lifting the respective valve lifters out of their bores?

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I always spin the pushrod several times without lifting up on it, then spin some more and slowly lift up. If it feels heavy, STOP and let it down, then spin the pushrod some more, and repeat.

I'm sure there are other ways though.

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6 minutes ago, r1lark said:

I always spin the pushrod several times without lifting up on it, then spin some more and slowly lift up. If it feels heavy, STOP and let it down, then spin the pushrod some more, and repeat.

I'm sure there are other ways though.

I 'get' the idea of spinning the pushrod...breaking the established contact between pushrod & lifter...And no doubt that works!...However, there's frankly an even easier 'sure fire' method of removal that's even quicker.....Anyone??

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  • 4 weeks later...

Turkey baster...  cut the end off the baster to a point where it fits over the pushrod, draw the lifter up a bit (1/4" or so) squeeze the bulb and off pops the lifter.

 

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