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#1 backwoodsboy

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 10:21 AM

Well.....after running 5 qts of diesel fuel through my '86 brat (ea81) to try and "un-gunk" my hydro lifters, (with no problems BTW) I decided that something was definitely amiss when it was STILL clacking and running on 3 cyls.
Sooooo, I pull the valve cover, and fondle all the pushrods (sounds so dirty):D And look what we have here! -OUCH!-
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Four minutes later (literally) and with donor pushrod already installed .....she's runnin like its 1986 again!!!:headbang:

#2 backwoodsboy

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 10:22 AM

(why cant everything else be this easy to fix?!):rolleyes:

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 11:22 AM

You don't have hydro lifters - that is a solid lifter pushrod. Hydro's are steel, solid are aluminium with steel caps.

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 11:38 AM

How does something like that happen?

#5 VaporTrail

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 12:04 PM

You don't have hydro lifters - that is a solid lifter pushrod. Hydro's are steel, solid are aluminium with steel caps.

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not all hydros came with the one piece pushrods.

#6 backwoodsboy

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 12:16 PM

As near as I can figure, that particular valve fell way out of adjustment, and the end of it slapped into the end of the adjuster cup.
Once it had even a slight bend to it, Im sure it was all over with for the high RPMs these motors see in a typical day. Im just guessing here.....correct me if Im wrong.:confused:

#7 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 05:58 PM

not all hydros came with the one piece pushrods.


Really? Interesting - all the ones I've taken apart had them.... I'll have to look under the valve covers on the one I put in the wagon - it's an 83 block I think. You know when they started?

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