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L77 lifter removal

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Wayne001, May 5, 2019.

  1. Wayne001

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    Hi all , can the lifters be removed from a L77 with out taking heads off ?
     
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    No. All LSx type engines have to have the heads off to remove the lifters and buckets.
     
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    My engine is stock done 82000klm in a 2013 calais . Are these lifters as bad as i have been reading ?
     
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    No, not in the L77's.
    The bad reputation came from the original lifters fitted in the L76's.
    Updated, and better lifters were fitted in the L77's.
     
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    Thanks for that , so they do not need to be replaced at 100000klm ?
     
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    Pretty sure that's not required...
     
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    Not really but GM put out a service advice thingy years ago recommending replacing at 100k.
     
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    The lifters get noisy if they are going bad, if u don’t have ticking noises (which can be other things too) I wouldn’t be concerned
     
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    Just a very very slight one when it is warm on the drivers side , will see what happens in the next oil change .
     
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    I have lifter noise when my L77 is cold, and the noise it softens when its get a bit warm,
    Where I think I found its on pot 4 or 6, got the old Mechanics Stethoscope out, and its noisy around that area.
    I may need to change them, but didn't really want to take the heads off.
    However, it is due for an oil change, as its coming up to hit 150K/m mark this week,
    Will see how it sounds after new oil in it, 5w 30 recommended,
    I heard the filter under the oil sensor [at the rear of the Valley Cover] should be cleaned/replaced at some point, is that correct ?, if so, at what K/M ?,
    if so, probably just as easy to purchase a new one and swap it.
    As per the Ebay
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/General-Motors-12585328-LS-AFM-DOD-LIFTER-OIL-FILTER/232909790462?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
     
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