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Old 07-24-2005, 10:45 PM   #1
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what if you dont put the pushrods back in the same place?

i searched for 11 pages and didnt find an answer. so what happens if the dont go in the same place with new lifters?
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pushrods are cheap, why not just replace them?

in regard to the question, i doubt it will hurt anything
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I never do. SBC pushrods are all the same length and you re-adjust them anyway. If they're worn enough to cause a problem in the lifters then you should have changed them. My BBC pushrods are 2 different lengths. Intake and exhaust length are different because of the way the valves are arranged. I pull all the pushrods and put them in a pile. Only the lifters if they're flat tappet need to be kept in order. Roller lifters don't wear in like a flat tappet so they can be mixed around.

All my spark plugs are indexed so they go back in the same holes also.
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i never do and have worked on a couple of SBCs now with no problems.
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Old 07-25-2005, 10:05 AM   #5
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ok thanks. i was reading through some old posts that said you have to put them in the same places and i think i saw it in one of the 3 manuals i have. also when my cousin was helping me remove my heads ofcourse he pulled one off and they went everywhere...
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you have to readjust valve lash anyway and please get new lifters if your flat tappet, hydraulic or solid. It not worth the risk
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Old 07-25-2005, 01:44 PM   #7
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yeah i know about gitting new lifters. the cam and lifters are already in.
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