You are such a brave person to rebuild an engine without understanding the basics of the engine mechanicals.
Valve lifters are supposed to open and close at different time between the various cylinders. When lifters are tight, you need to crank the crankshaft and camshaft to get the camlobe away to get them loose. That is known as valve clearance when loose.
Monday, October 25th, 2010 AT 1:21 PM