Hi there, re the solid lifter on Holden blue motors,
Solid lifter are just that, solid, what your problem is valve adjustment, solids have to be checked on a regular basis, they will come out of adjustment often, these are best suited for high performance engines, as standard hydraulics tend to pump up and hold open valves, at higher engine speeds obtained by performance engines. They eventually bleed down, but that a pain in the bum. For every day use go back to hydraulics, you wont have a problem with pump up and things will work so much better. The blue smoke is an oil burning problem as has been indicated by previous post.
Friday, January 11th, 2008 AT 7:16 AM