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gouges on every other pushrod on 5.3

This is a discussion on gouges on every other pushrod on 5.3 within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; wondering if any one knows this problem the aluminum standoffs under the rockers seem to have the lettering upside down ...

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    Angry gouges on every other pushrod on 5.3

    wondering if any one knows this problem the aluminum standoffs under the rockers seem to have the lettering upside down wondering if this is the problem these gouges are 1/8"deep and in one spot and not all the way around ,always seemed it had a ticking noise

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    Are the gouges where the pushrods go down through the small hole in the head? Are you running aftermarket rockers and cam?
    The standof should only beable to go on the "right way"

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    stock everything

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    Auto zone or advanced auto has new stock ones for around $2 each, I'd try replacing afew of them and cranking it over a few times, then check the new ones to see if they are scratched up.

    Was it ever over reved to where it could have floated the valves and bent the pushrods?

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    are they bent?

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    found problem the intake bolts were too long and were in the way of pushrods

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    Glad you found the problem! For the price I'd replace the scraped pushrods for piece of mind

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