Would it be safe to install new hydraulic flat tappet lifters on an existing cam, or a bad idea? If so would you have to go thru the same break in proceedure as a new cam/lifter install?
This is on the bone stock Gen 5 Junkyard dawg.
After having to pull the heads, the inside of the lifter valley was pretty nasty. The lifters still moved in the bores but were prety stiff from sitting for a long time.
I have got things cleaned up, and the lifters oiled and moving freely in the bores, but from cleaning, i noticed that a couple of the retainer wires that hold the the plungers in, had come out and now I am unsure about the integity of the lifters.