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Old 02-11-2018, 01:38 AM
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The torque has nothing to do with pumped up lifters. You should be ok, patience.
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Well, no car this morning. There started to be compression and when we started the car it was skipping really bad. He then realized that he might have put the lifters in wrong, (he read somewhere the oil ports point towards the front passenger side) so he took them out and faced them all in that direction and right back to square one, no compression at all.
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Old 02-11-2018, 12:34 PM
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I would take it back apart, you should be pretty good by now. Disassemble and drain the lifters. Reassemble and crank with the plugs out. Check compression. Try this without the valve cover on, watch out for oil sling off the cam.
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:29 PM
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Thank you for the explanation, Andy.

Vicki -- I thought you meant it ran after the initial lifter reinstall, then stopped running shortly thereafter. Hence my confusion. MY BAD
That not being the case, I now fully understand what's going on.

As for installation orientation, my Chilton's manual for the 1991-2002 SOHC says to

--On SOHC engines, rotate the lifters until the flat sides are parallel to the intake and exhaust manifold flanges and install the lifter guide plates. (pg 2A-11, Chilton book 62300)

you may want to put some assembly lube on the outsides to help installation and make them easier to align if they are not quite right upon installation
Hope that helps when you reassemble.
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Old 02-15-2018, 09:29 PM
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Did we loose Vicki? I hope not.
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Old 02-16-2018, 02:23 AM
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No need to worry........
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