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Bent Pushrod - Replace Follower? Also Cracked Pushrods
'05 F350 6.0L - So apparently in my hast to put everything back together after the ARP studs, injectors and Oil Cooler intstall, I did something wrong and have ended up with a bent pushrod.
Also while I was extracting the pushrods, I noticed that a couple of others seem to have cracks - one that goes almost completely around the pushrod and the other about half way around. both cracks are a little bit below half way down the pushrod, one on the same cylinder as the bent pushrod #4, the other on #2 Cyliinder.
So 2 questions:
When I insert the other pushrods into the slots it feels almost as though there is a seat that they fit in to, but when I insert the new pushrod into the slot that had the bent pushrod, I do not get that feeling - should I replace the valve tappet?
Question 2 - I am replacing all of the pushrods on this head regardless, but are these cracks normal? and should I replace the pushrods on the other head?
Last edited by Harely350; 11-05-2010 at 03:57 PM.
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