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perf-list Digest Tue, 06 Mar 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 030

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Re: [small-list] push rods
Re: [small-list] push rods

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From: "Billy Moore" <billymoore mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: [small-list] push rods
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 22:10:22 -0500



Push rods can also bend from sticking valves.  This could happen from using
too much starting fluid.  I found this out on my 66 Mustang.  I started it
several times with starting fluid which disolved the varnish on the valves,
which then re-hardened and caused some of the valves to stick.  Afterwards,
I found 3 bent rods, all on the intake side.

Billy Moore

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Subject: [small-list] push rods


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> have a 302 that we did a full rebuild on 2.5 yrs ago.. We just pulled
> the heads and are installing roller rockers.. I find that THREE of the
> new push rods are severely bent.. one so bad its been rubbing on the
> sides..
> there is less then 3000 miles on the engine..
> I am replacing all the push rods with a set i bid on ebay that was
> "supposed" to be  4x hardened.. it appears that they are just "hardened"
> and  are not chrome moly  4130 one piece rods.  they however are better
> then "stock" pushrods
> and are "black" in color not chrome like the old set was.
> the engine is not built for high revs in the 10k range but in the
> 4000-5000 range.
> the engine is not runing alcohol.
> question #1.. should i stop and get the GOOD  $80. ish push rods or go
> with the set i have..
> question #2.. WHY do pushrods bend.
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From: "GaryBBB" <gpeters3 lni.net>
Subject: Re: [small-list] push rods
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 19:26:46 -0800


Now, that is interesting.  I flooded a brand X and pumped a lot of start
fluid through it and now it starts cold on about 4 cylinders and eventually
warms up and runs on all 8 but still runs a little rough.  I was thinking
plug wires but now you have me wondering if I did damage something??

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Happily Retired (but broke)
Michigan Pot Hole Jumping,
78 Bronco Loving, Gary
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> Push rods can also bend from sticking valves.  This could happen
> from using
> too much starting fluid.  I found this out on my 66 Mustang.  I started it
> several times with starting fluid which disolved the varnish on
> the valves,
> which then re-hardened and caused some of the valves to stick.
> Afterwards,
> I found 3 bent rods, all on the intake side.
>
> Billy Moore


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