Are the pushrods supposed to be perfectly straight?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by GreenFJ40, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. GreenFJ40

    GreenFJ40

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    I'm slowely putting everything back together after replacing the head gasket, new/used intake manifold, etc... As I was reinstalling the pushrods, I noticed a few were not perfectly straight, is that normal? I usually over analyze everything, but this has got me wondering, could this cause my valve adjustment to flucuate?
    TIA!
     
  2. HawkDriver

    HawkDriver

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    I've never heard of "bent" rods being used. I would get some new/used ones if it were me. Someone else might say different. Sucks man. :beer:
     
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    They're meant to be straight. If they're bent, they'll bend more. Replace them!
     
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    They are supposed to be straight but if they are bent it won't affect your adjustment so long as they don't bend more.
     
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    Can't agree with this. Replace them.
     
  6. CRZRJames

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    Unless you want to be back in there in 10K or 15K miles, you should put in straight push rods, new or reground lifters and cam.

    My .02

    James
     
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    new or reground lifters and cam

    curious about this? please explain.
     
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