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Old 08-10-2014, 03:05 PM
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Push Rod Removal

Can the push rods be removed just by unbolting he rockers and pulling them out with no ill effects? Seems to me like you could do that. On of the rockers is REAL loose when there is no pressure on the rocker from the push rod and I want to be sure the push rod is not bent. The truck has been sitting for two weeks. Would one think the lifter is not pumped up? I ran it all around about 10 or 12 times to do a compression test but it's still loose.


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Old 08-11-2014, 01:08 AM
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yep they just come right out the lifters have a retainer deal to they can't come out, just don't put the rod back in backwards.
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:21 PM
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copper colored end up on the push rods
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:31 PM
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copper colored end up on the push rods
not all of them have a copper end
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:33 AM
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Thanks for all the comments. Mine has the copper ends up. The push rod is not bent. I believe as one gent commented that it is the lifter not pumped up. Been sitting two weeks-ish.

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Old 08-24-2014, 02:17 PM
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So I'm reviving this post a little. I finally got the new bolts(one was broken) from Ford to bolt down my rocker arms. As I stated earlier in this post, the fourth rocker from the fire wall on the passenger side is real loose. Considerably more loose than any of the other rockers. I am thinking to verify that it is a lifter that needs to be pumped up, I will do the following:
1. leave the rocker cover off.
2. install the injector pump.
3. leave the glow plugs and injectors out.
4. hook up a set of hoses tied together with tees from the end of the injector lines into a bucket.
5. crank the engine over until fuel runs out the hoses, meaning the pump and lines are purged.
6. by this time the lifters should all be pumped up and I can verify the push rods tighten up.

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Old 08-26-2014, 06:58 PM
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It should of pumped up when you ran it. Change it out. The valve isn't bent or a bad spring is there?
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Old 08-26-2014, 07:42 PM
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yep they just come right out the lifters have a retainer deal to they can't come out, just don't put the rod back in backwards.
What's the problem with the pushrod having to go in one way? To me, they look symmetrical?
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Old 08-26-2014, 09:19 PM
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Haven't had one a part but someone on here bought a new set and didn't know what way they went cause one side was copper color. That vendor said copper side up. Hope that helps.
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It should of pumped up when you ran it. Change it out. The valve isn't bent or a bad spring is there?
I'm not sure what you mean by "it should have pumped up when you ran it". It hasn't been started for nearly four weeks now. What my question is: With the glow plugs out, if I crank the engine over enough times to purge a new injector pump and lines, would that be enough revolutions to pump up a lifter if it drained?

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Old 08-26-2014, 11:22 PM
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Couldn't hurt, why not try it? Give it a few seconds of cranking and see what happens.
Just leave the valve covers off until you are sure it's working good -- you can run an engine with them off no issues, and you can see of things move correctly.
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:30 PM
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Thanks, I'll give that a try

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Old 08-27-2014, 12:06 PM
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Sorry Eric, I thought I read you had started it for a few. I read to many threads I guess. I think with the valve covers off if you start it you should get lots of oil! It will take a lot of turning to get oil up there and lifter pumped up with out a start.
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