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Was told oil not getting to lifters had head replaced 06 made noise since then,1993 ford splash 4L motor help

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Here is what can happen. The valve depends on the valve spring to close the valve. If there is a leaking oil stem seal, the oil can try to run into the cylinder. As it does this, the valve starts sticking as the valve stem gunks up. The valve spring can also be weak or broken and fail to close the valve.

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On some motors, the cam is on top and in the way. Other motors use the overhead cam to press a rocker arm with the valve offset and accessible. The pushrod was eliminated and even lifters were eliminated. You can get loaner tools at Autozone, Advance, or Oreilys.

Another option is to have your head sent out and rebuilt or go to for Salvaged heads with shipment to your door and all the contact info you need to get the part.

If you remove the head you will need new head bolts as the old ones stretch. Of course a Torque wrench is highly recommended as the 4 cylinder heads were subject to bad head gaskets.

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