Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Lexington, SC
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Re: 304 V8 - how do you break a rocker arm??
I cant believe they use those flimsy aluminum bridges. Well I got the new ones on that cylinder, the others are checking out fine for now, I will replace when they bust, or when i get some money.
I really couldnt tell how they broke because i jsut got the jeep. I just finally got into the motor, and the compressino test lead to a dead cylinder, so I pulled the covers and low and behold... broken bridge. [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
Well the jeep started up, but still smoked. ran a bit better with all cylinders firing. Very fun trying to find all the problems on the motor, I hooked all the belts on, and the power steering works, but it was neat to see the streams of steering fluid shooting from the cracks in the hose. Oh well, they will replaced in due time. So now I have to figure out what is causing it to smoke. I still have to check the other side of the motor to see if everything is kosher, I know I have one cylinder at 90PSI, and one at 150 PSI, so I have to see what is wrong here. Everything else checks out at 120 so I am thinking the rings will be good. This motor has been sitting for a very long time, If it is smoknig because it was jsut sitting too long, when should the smoking cease???