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Old 26-06-2017, 09:55 PM   #1
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I ordered the vvc specific lifters from this seller: Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310050447720

They have come and they seem incorrect, the buckets are shorter, the insides of thr bucket is different and the oil hole is different.

Does it look like ive been sent non vvc lifters wrongly?



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Old 26-06-2017, 11:03 PM   #2
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Mine will be coming out tomorrow. I'll take s pic for you.
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Old 27-06-2017, 06:19 AM   #3
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Non-vvc lifters will work fine in a vvc head, the only real difference was the vvc lifters are marginally lighter to slightly reduce valvetrain loads and help the engine rev but i doubt it would make any difference in the real world
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Old 28-06-2017, 03:03 PM   #4
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Thanks chaps... i also had a response from the seller to say they only sell vvc lifters and that they're definitely correct.

Ill try and get my micrometer out and measure the distance from the bottom of the piston to the top of the bucket to make sure that that measurement is the same.

Final thing is i am unable to compress the new lifters. Is this normal?

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Old 28-06-2017, 04:02 PM   #5
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Thanks chaps... i also had a response from the seller to say they only sell vvc lifters and that they're definitely correct.

Ill try and get my micrometer out and measure the distance from the bottom of the piston to the top of the bucket to make sure that that measurement is the same.

Final thing is i am unable to compress the new lifters. Is this normal?

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wrap the lifter in a rag, rattle it off a wooden worktop such that you are rattling the "middle bit" out of the cup. depress ball bearing in lifter bit and try compress it then,

When new and with a little oil in them they are very tight. this is the proper way to decompress lifters, its an pain in the ass, and the main motivation for me never bothering to do it.
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Just bringing this back up did you ever confirm these are the correct lifter and ok in a VVC head?
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Old 30-01-2018, 08:27 PM   #7
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bga is an aftermarket supplier, they may work just fine but there will be small machining differences to the OE lifters. BGA only list this lifter for the kv6, I wouldnt have a hesiation running them in a VVC but it would be interesting to hear others views.
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I never used them in the end... i just rectified the original ones.

So i have these brand new bga ones for sale if you want them.

I messaged the seller and they insisted these are definitely the correct ones for a vvc

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I never used them in the end... i just rectified the original ones.

So i have these brand new bga ones for sale if you want them.

I messaged the seller and they insisted these are definitely the correct ones for a vvc

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Did you strip and clean your old lifters, been looking at this on youtube
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Old 31-01-2018, 09:41 PM   #10
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I did, yeah. Got them nice and smooth after a refurb

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