Has anyone used the tool to hold lifters up for cam change?

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junkyardwarrior

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You have better luck than I did. Dropped one, guess where it went?

Removed engine, pulled the pan, removed lifter from crankcase, reinstalled pan, reinstalled engine...of course AFTER switching the cam (and intake manifold/gaskets). Simple job turned more complex-but that's how it goes sometimes.
 

Mustang5L5

A little massaging and it went right in
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How does that tool work? Magnets on the end?

So when you pull the cam and if one got bumped, what prevents a lifter from going into the oil pan?

And if that happened...pull the intake, plop a spare in and send it? The lifter in the pan shouldn’t get sucked into the pickup and is too heavy to get lifted up into the crank? Slap a big magnet on the bottom of the pan to hold it and carry on?
 

Mstng93SSP

You have a nice rear end there Dave.
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The magnets are pretty strong. If you take your time removing and installing the cam you should have no issue with a lifter falling.
 
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90sickfox

I didn't really have an issue with the stink...
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I'm sold. That tool is on my list. Thanks