Bucket tappet meaning

Bucket tappet definition

Valve lifters that are hollow, cylindrical, and closed at one end and used with some overhead camshafts. The flat, closed end of the tappet (bottom of the bucket) rests against the camshaft lobe with part of the valve spring and valve stem enclosed by the cylinder . Called "bucketTappets" because they are shaped like upside-down buckets.

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