3SX Hydraulic Lifter Removal Tool
(Rocker Removal Tool)
WOW! "Mechanikin" just got that much easier! Originally changing lifters meant pulling the timing belt and camshafts out - a BIG project. Then it became using a couple big screwdrivers and/or pry-bar - that made life easier but you had to duck and dodge flying rockers on occasion.
This tool leaves all that pain in the past. Check out this brief instructional video we put together.
With this tool it will likely take you longer to get TO the lifters (removing the plenum, valve covers, etc.) that it will to actually swap the lifters!
You simply insert the tool between the rocker/cam lobe and the cam journal cap so the flat end of the tool is against the valve spring retainer. You then push up on the tool, pivoting on the camshaft, which then pushes the retainer/spring/valve down, releasing tension on the rocker arm. The rocker should easily slide out sideways. Release tension on the spring. Swap your lifter. Push up on the tool / down on the spring, and re-insert your rocker - make sure the flat end of the rocker is on the valve stem and the "cup" end of the rocker rests on the lifter (making the rocker "flat"). Release the tension on the tool and that will clamp the rocker back in place. DONE!
Wash/rinse/repeat for the rest of the lifters. :-)
This tool will work with the DOHC 3000GT and Stealth.
It will also work with many other Mitsubihsi and Chrysler over-head cam engines such as:
1.6 liter and 2.0 liter 4 cylinder, 1989 and later
3.0 liter 6 cylinder, 1991 and later
3.5 liter 6 cylinder
Don't install lifters without getting this tool! You'll thank yourself afterwards!
Save a few bux when you get the tool WITH the 3rd Gen Big Bore Lifters!