Quote: I have successfull bled the lifters on the truck. I pull the valve covers, ground the coil wire, and crank the truck until the gauge shows pressure. Then, using a fine probe (I use a blunted sewing needle or straight pin) go thru the tiny hole in the lifter end of the rocker and depress the check ball, and while pressing, push down on the lifter to force out the air (if the rocker is under valve spring pressure, you dont have to push the rocker). Repeat the cranking as necessary to keep oil to the lifter oil gallery.
This has cured a cronic lifter tick that the rev/coast/rev cycle would not clear up.
I'll have to try this one, good idea.
BTW My 2001 Sport had the small hole version(I think). I had to use welding wire to bench bleed them, none of my picks would fit through the hole.
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