Way Outta Control
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: The Palouse
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Re: how hard is it to fix a bad lifter/push rod?
1. If you've got a sticking valve,
2. Whacking it with a big hammer may help,
3. But not for long.
4. It will stick again.
5. Take that head off, and have it refurbished.
6. You do the grunt work...,
7. The machinist will do the hard stuff,[*] Checking valves,[*] Checking valve springs, [*] Replacing seals,[*] Checking valve seats,[*] Lapping valves and seats,[*] Checking for cracks,[*] Pressure testing the head[*]facing the head, [*] Resurfacing the mating surface for the block. [*] Bead blasting [*] Hot tanking,[*] I'm sure there's more I forgot...
8. You're sitting at home,
9. Installing[*] Cam[*] Lifters [*] Pushrods (when the head comes back)
10. And as a bonous...
11. You get to examine all the stuff you'll remove and reinstall..
12. Up close and personal.
13. Now that's my idea of FUN! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]