Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Helena, MT
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Re: Get Bent, Pushrods?
Something is "wrong" with the #7 intake.
Especially if a perfectly good pushrod "falls out"..
By "stamped" you mean one-piece "boat" style, right?
Is the #7 rocker *bent*? Or broken? (BTDT with the welded rockers)?
Has the engine been rebuilt? How's the guide seal on the #7 intake?
Either the rocker is damaged and allowing the pushrod to get loose, or maybe the heads have been off and a thicker gasket used and you're just unlucky enough that #7 pushrod is now too short sometimes?
Or else the valve is sticking in the guide, causing the pushrod to get piched - bent or shot out.
A *dead* lifter might allow things to be loose enough, I suppose - if the lifter just isn't pumping up.
I hate these problems. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]