Head gaskets... now camshaft and lifters?

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  1. Roby466

    Roby466 Member

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    Morning!
    I started a head-gasket job job on the 04 Disco and just came to finding this last night (see pictures).
    I’m really puzzled. All the worn lifters (and one appears to be pitted) are on the driver side and what do I do now? The pictures show the worst ones. The cam appears nice, I think the colour difference is just oil staining where the lobes don’t contact the lifters.
    Can I just put new lifters on? Do I have to replace the cam? How do I do that with the engine in...
    Anyway, this is my first job that involves getting this “intimate” with an engine so you guys with more experience may chime in please. :)
    I have to admit after discovering this last night I texted my neighbours and they joined me for some pints leaning over the engine compartment. At least I have great morale support!!
    Thanks in advance!!
    David[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Thanks Joey. I guess I’ll be doing a cam as well :(
     

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