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2006 Chevrolet Tahoe

2006 Chevy Tahoe V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic

What is the difference between a tappet and a hydraulic lifter?
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Trajan6374
February 27, 2010.




Hi there,

The lifter is a small hydraulic device that eliminates the need to re adjust valve clearances, they are also called lash adjusters, the tappet or more commonly called the rocker is the device that transmits the motion of the cam lift to the valve it pivots so it is called a rocker.

Note, in cars with out hydraulic lifters the lifter is solid and the rocker or tappet has a manual micro adjuster to set valve clearances.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/61395_lifters_1.jpg



A pic of a typical rocker...


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/61395_Cam_Flower_Manufacturer_1.jpg


mark (mhpautos)

Mhpautos
Feb 28, 2010.


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