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do i have to grease pushrods b4 install?

This is a discussion on do i have to grease pushrods b4 install? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; okay i was in the process of taking off the coilpacks and valve covers to change the pushrods and this ...

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    do i have to grease pushrods b4 install?

    okay i was in the process of taking off the coilpacks and valve covers to change the pushrods and this guy i know stopped by, he was saying that i need to put some special kinda grease on the pushrods before installng them. i thought all i had to do was put engine oil on them. so wats up guys? is it b/s or what. i dont really know the extent of his knowledge so he coulda just been out his ass.

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    regular engine oil should be fine. I've built lots of motors (including LS1's) using engine oil for the lube and i've never had a problem with it.

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    I presume that he was talking about using an assemble lube for engines. You can use that or like Another WS6 Guy said Id just use engine oil. Just dunk the pushrods in some oil then install them.
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    Yepp probly talking about assembly lube but putting them in some engine oil will be fine. Just sumbmerge them befor instail.
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    ok thanks guys

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    hey im in the process of tightening the rocker arms down and i noticed that they arent exactly centered on the springs, is that normal??

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    I always use Lucas Synthetic oil stabilizer as assembly lube for parts like that, and it works great. It really clings to all the metal parts, so the oil doesn't end up draining down to the oil pan before you get a chance to start it. Its actually reccommened for this purpose right on the bottle.

    When I did my pushrods, I dropped each one into the Lucas bottle and let it set a few seconds so it would fill with lube, and then I installed it. That way you have oil pumping up to the valvetrain as soon as you start the engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggino85 View Post
    hey im in the process of tightening the rocker arms down and i noticed that they arent exactly centered on the springs, is that normal??
    They may not be perfect, but the rocker tip should be very close to being in line with the contact tip on the top of each spring.

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    do i have to have the #1 piston at tdc before tightening the rockers, i know i should but is it a must, i dont have a socket big enough to fit on the crankcase bolt and i can barely get down there????

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    I normally tighten rockers with the cylinder I'm tightening on TDC on compression stroke and in firing order, so that there's no pressure on the pushrods, rocker arms, rocker stads/ bolts or valve springs.
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    okay how do i tell if the piston is at tdc, will the rocker be all the way up or all the way down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggino85 View Post
    okay how do i tell if the piston is at tdc, will the rocker be all the way up or all the way down?
    If you do it the way I described you should be able to move both rockers a little by hand freely, this is the rest position for the rockers.



    PS I just noticed this has been covered in another thread.
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