11-01-2011, 07:10 PM
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Warrenton, VA
Lifter Size and Bore
I'm replacing the hyd roller lifters in my 302 and have noticed that I can get them in .874 diameter and .875 diameter. What is the stock size and what is the other size for?
You'd think this was a simple question but the searches I've done are confusing. Some places say the lifter is .875 diameter which implies that the actual bore (hole) in the block is larger.
I have also found posts that say the bore is .875 which would mean I would need the .874 lifter to get it to fit.
Thanks for your sage advice,
93 F-150 4x2 5.0L E4OD 260,000 miles
99 Expedition EB LLS 199,000 miles
11-01-2011, 11:17 PM
Join Date: Nov 2008
That is just a 1/1000th of an inch difference, I can't imagine that will make a difference. The manufacturers must just list them funny. Just make sure the part is for the proper application.
By the way, I've never experienced a problem with my hydraulic lifters, are you just being thorough?
It's hard to beat the factory Ford lifter unless your looking for a lifter for a little more RPM. You can get a little more RPM out of the factory one by just putting less lifter pre load in it.
11-02-2011, 10:12 AM
My chiltons manual lists the standard lifter diameter as 0.874".
0.875" diameter lifters are likely only used if the bores have to be rebored due to excessive wear.
Paul (Conan) O'Brien
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