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I have a 1996 Buick Century with a 3.1 V-6 engine. When

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I have a 1996 Buick Century with a 3.1 V-6 engine. When re-installing the roller hyd. lifters / does it make any difference which way the oil hole is pointing? I have to the front or to the rear of the engine block.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  Nate replied 4 months ago.

It really doesn't matter. The pressurized oil will flow around the groove of the lifter and into the hole not matter which way the hole is pointing.

Expert:  Nate replied 4 months ago.

One thing you might want to be careful of is not to over torque the rocker arms when you re-assemble. The threads strip out very easily and its a huge pain to have to repair the threads once they pull out.

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