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Has anyone experienced or heard of pushrods bending? Driving down the highway last week my truck began missing and running badly. Upon removal of the valve covers I found #2 cylinder had bent pushrods a broken lifter retainer, the lifters were out of place just laying there. Any ideas what may have coused this?
I can’t imagine how that could happen????? I was driving 65 mph at 2200 rpm when my truck began missing and running bad, It would blow white exhaust when I accelerated after that. I may have hydrolocked it when starting it after that.
After re-starting it never blew white exhaust again.
I am trying to understand what may have happened before replacing the pushrods and lifters.
I had a bent pushrod on mine when I got it, had a headgasket replaced prior. My guess it was installed or it hydrolocked because they didnt empty all the fluids from the cylinder.
Good news is they are real cheap from Ford....like $40 for 4...had to buy a pack of 4 in my case.
A seized lifter make since to me.
The only maintenance in the last couple of months was an oil change, fuel and air filters. This truck has never had a valve cover removed prior to this.
I have used starting fluid to start the truck a couple of times on very cold winter days in Jan.. I sprayed a quick shot into the air filter housing prior to cranking the truck.
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