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- Jul 8, 2001
Coil bind can cause rocker arm failure like you experienced also to long of a push rod can do the same
Due to blown head gasket , I change the oil pump for a new one because the orginal has some grinding , the push rod still the orginal one piece, I did not run the engine yet but my plan to put together in the next few weeks, I will take e a picture as soon as I got home .Several things come to mind, it could be an oiling issue. Was there any squeaking noise before this rocker broke? Does the ball or socket look like it's seen high temperatures? Post a picture looking down the center of the rocker, where it mounts on the stud. Do this on the broke ones and a couple still on the car.
As far as ak kow still the one piece push rod which I think the orginal. I will research for the coil binding and check mine , just to let you know the roker arm still the orginal one. So maybe due to milage,Coil bind can cause rocker arm failure like you experienced also to long of a push rod can do the same
I can't see coil bind with a stock camshaft. While a possibility, something foreign getting into two springs and breaking the rockers is out there.
Do you have half round metal pads under your adjuster nuts?I think this is the 2nd one this year which broke of from the center , I found one with coil pin ingrraved to it. What you recommend to start looking for?