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Lifter hardness

Subject: Lifter hardness
From: "Jack W. Drews" <>
Date: Thu, 05 Sep 2002 05:53:40 -0500
The bigger question on the subject of lifter hardness is "How do we get 
Moss's attention to this problem?

Several years ago there was a rash of total engine failures because of soft 
lifters. Then they got it "straightened out" according to their tech 
department, and "haven't had much trouble lately", and I'm quoting them 

Then a couple of months ago I got a batch of lifters that were machined 
improperly -- the bore on three of them was too deep. Now, in today's 
modern industrial world, we know that this was not just three lifters in 
their inventory of hundreds. It was at least one whole production run.

I tried to get Moss to give this some attention and inspect their 
inventory. Maybe they did, maybe they didn't. They wouldn't respond to my 
calls after I told them they had the problem.

Now comes the lifter hardness question again. Do you suppose this is going 
to cost Moss anything? Naahh. Do you suppose it's going to cost their 
customers anything? Oh, only $3000 to $10,000 per customer, depending on 
the state of the engine.

I guess it's too much to expect a company to identify problem parts and 
inspect them to assure the required quality.

uncle jack

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