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

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5 Year Member
Jan 10, 2011
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.


i'm familiar with penetration
Mod Dude
Feb 18, 2001
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?


You have a nice rear end there Dave.
15 Year Member
Nov 29, 1999
Mililani, Hawaii
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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I didn't really have an issue with the stink...
SN Certified Technician
Mar 2, 2015
I'm sold. That tool is on my list. Thanks
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