Adjuster-lashes (hydraulic valve lifters)
Need some help and hope, I can make myself understandable in english :-)
I have a Kawasaki VN750 Twin from 1986. Has been driven 38.000 miles. As the engine used oil and the compression on cylinder # 1 was 130 psi and 150 psi at cylinder # 2 (manual says 120-190 psi), I chose to separate the engine and replace piston rings, O-rings and all gaskets. I also sanded valves and valve seats (looks very fine) and replace valves oilseals. I was careful to put the right valves back into the cylinder, where they came from. By contrast, I was not so careful to put the adjuster-lashs in their original place and I did nothing else, but put them back on after gevin them a whiff with airpistol.
Now the engine is assembled, but cannot start. There is ignition on all spark plugs and gasoline in caburators. But there is almost no compression on any cylinders. First measurement showed 25 psi on cylinder # 1 and 100 psi on cylinder # 2. On the next measurements, I could hardly measure any compression at all on both cylinders. So the compression is worse than before the renovation and the compression seems to get worse from the first to the second and third measurement after renovation.
This may be the reason that the engine will not start. The reason for the missing compression may be leaking gasket head or leaking valves on both cylinders. But I think more, that it has something to do with the adjuster-lashes. Does any of you guy have experience / knowledge about how to replace adjuster-lashes ? They are extremly costly to replace with new ones.