Having problems with your 1996 Chevrolet K3500 ?

1996 vortex 7.4 l chev k3500 turns over but acts

\015 1996 vortex 7.4 l chev k3500 turns over but acts like the timing is retarded took valve covers off after checking to see if timing was off it does not appear to be but seems like all the lifters are collapsed i can lift up by hand all the rocker arms. 200,000 on motor with 150 psi per cylinder. was running but died on freeway on ramp. might of been hot rodded while before it died dont know if i will ever get the truth. truck has been sitting for months prior to it dying\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 22-01-2018

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