One bent pushrod

jims73z

Veteran Member
Jul 22, 2000
1,220
laguna niguel,ca
Motor has 40,000 miles since heads and cam and started running terrible.
I found a bent pushrod on rear passenger exhaust. Without a compressor is there a way to check for a bent valve ? Are there any other things I should check for ? I don't see any obvious signs of a bad spring.
 

cmonson

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Apr 7, 2006
4,134
Calgary, Alberta
agree with above. what kind of lifter were you using? How was your valve terrain geometry?

A bent push rod is tough to do unless something is out of line, or a lifter was not adjusted properly. Funny how it lasted 40K miles however. Could also just be a faulty part which does happen.
 

jims73z

Veteran Member
Jul 22, 2000
1,220
laguna niguel,ca
I remember checking the geometry, there was nothing unusual about my set up.
trick flow 23 degree heads xe268 hydraulic cam and lifters
comp roller tipped 1.5 rockers, I'm thinking maybe a lifter just backed off too much. Will check back after I get running again. Thanks all.
 

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Feb 16, 2009
1,244
London Ontario
More often the not a bent pushie or other failed items lead to other problems. It all started for a reason so somewhere you might have another problem coming. How did you rockers look where they sat on valves...any strange noises or change in exhaust sounds lately.
 




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