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Im getting well confuzed as to the correct procedure to do this...

Certain information i have suggests that once the valve covers are removed and the thrust caps and remaining camshaft caps are removed it is possible to ease out the rollers and replace the tappets. Other , albeit conflicting, information suggests that the timing coer and chains have to come off to perform this. The info was based on Cougar 2.5 and Haynes. I know im working on a 3ltr but the bottom bits (heads downwards) are almost identical to the 2.5. anyone who knows for sure, ie if your a ford mechanic who can tell me which route i should go i will be grateful. The reason for this is that i have a knackered tappet on the front bank, Cyl 3.
 

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Alex, haven' you got a dead 2.5 sitting there??

Try on that, but memory tells me the cam needs lifting, and anyway the tension would need to be taken from the timing chains or as soon as you lifted the cam caps it would twist out.

Not a load of help, but I try
 

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yeah, i got a dead un, but we abused it a little trying to sort out why it wasnt turning over, pics that i have yet to post up, twas rather amusing what we did find... my grammar is terrible aint it...
 
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