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pushrods/plugs and wires at the sametime??

This is a discussion on pushrods/plugs and wires at the sametime?? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Im going to change my plugs and wires today and was wondering if it would be easier to do them ...

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    pushrods/plugs and wires at the sametime??

    Im going to change my plugs and wires today and was wondering if it would be easier to do them and pushrods at the samtime. I was wondering if it would be easier to get to the plugs/wires with the heads off for the pushrods. wat do you guys think?????

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    The heads don't need to come off for the pushrods.
    Just the valvecovers.
    And I remove the valvecover on the passenger side to do the spark plugs. Gives my large hands more room.

    Are you doing the hardened pushrods?

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    oh okay, and no im just gonna see how much a shop will charge me to put in the cam, pushrods, lifters, oil pump......i got my plugs/wires in today and it just looked like it would be easier to get to the plugs if i followed some of the steps you had given me to change the pushrods.( thats why i asked the question the way i did) if i take off the valvecovers will it make it easier to get to #8? i have never changed plugs on anything that #8 looks like

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    You have longtubes?

    If not, many get #8 from under the car.

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    with LT everything is easy

    but with manifoldz its a pita

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    no LT's, okay i'll get under there and check it out, do u know the torque specs for the valve covers, i think you told me lifters where 22# if im not mistaken (im gonna check a couple pushrods to see how they look) thanks tons for the help!!!!!

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    Rocker arm bolts are 22 ft/pounds. No need to remove those for plugs....just for the pushrod checking.

    There is a sticky around here somewhere with the torque specs.

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    do you guys remove the air pipe and all that, and at 80k wat are the odds the gasket will still be in good shape?

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    I removed the air pipe when i still used it. It makes it much easier to get at the plugs with it off. replace the gasket they are pretty cheap.

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    If your having a shop instail your cam and pump then i would just give them the plugs and wires and have them instail them upon putting in the cam and pushrods. I doubt they will charge ya any extra
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    :QUOTE=sunsetorangess;1577438]If your having a shop instail your cam and pump then i would just give them the plugs and wires and have them instail them upon putting in the cam and pushrods. I doubt they will charge ya any extra
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    where i live they charge you to tighten a bolt, its
    ima be taking it to hayward to get the cam installed (i think), that wont be stuff for like a month and the plugs/wires are the stock ones with 80k on them so i wanna get them outta there and see if the engine runs smoother, shes has an odd rumble to her and i cant figure out why

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapter34 View Post
    I removed the air pipe when i still used it. It makes it much easier to get at the plugs with it off. replace the gasket they are pretty cheap.
    I'll have to do the plugs and then go pick up new gaskets, i've already been letting her cool down for like two hours and i dont wanna drive, heat the engine back up and wait again for it to cool. how did you do #8, from underneath?

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    I do #8 from the bottom, its alot easier.
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    Just unbolt the starter and move it out of the way to get to #8. A lot easier to get to it from the bottom. The rest you can do from up top.

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    ok guys i've done 5 so far, i was wondering do i use the heatshields from the stock wires on the new msd's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggino85 View Post
    ok guys i've done 5 so far, i was wondering do i use the heatshields from the stock wires on the new msd's.
    You can if you want.
    Won't hurt anything.

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    i didnt put them on the driverside and i really dont wanna go back and put them on(at least not today) i was just wondering if the wires will melt without them? im gonna put the pass. side on since im in the middle of it and like you said it couldnt hurt.

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    I didn't reuse them on mine.
    Haven't had any problems.

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    ok thanks again luos. back to work

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