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need advice on putting in hardend pushrods

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    need advice on putting in hardend pushrods

    hey everybody, i got some hardened pushrods and i was thinking of putting them in myself. how hard is it? do i need to replace any gaskets? i've never done anything with the ls1 but ive taken a basic engine class so i know the basics, any advice or link with info on this would help a lot?

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    Remove coilpacks.
    Remove valvecovers.
    Remove rocker arms.
    Remove pushrods, replace with oiled down new ones.
    Replace rocker arms, torque bolt to 22 ft/pounds.
    Replace valvecover. Look up torque specs for those since I can't remember them.
    Replace coilpacks.

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    On that note...why are you putting in hardened pushrods? You have a cam or aftermarket valvesprings?

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    i have a ticking that doesnt go away even after it warms up and you can hear it alot at idle and even when you give it a gas you can hear it untill the exhaust drowns it out(that usually meens a bent pushrod wright?). the t/a has had two previous owners so i dont know how many times or how high it got reved(redlined), i plan on putting on a heads and cam package soon so i wanna see if i can get rid of the ticking before i start putting any real $$ under the hood. thanks for the help luos oh and im sure its not piston slap, my SS had a little piston slap and this is definitely louder and more of a ticking sound.

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    Me personally...
    Check the pushrods before ordering hardened ones. A bent pushrod can cause the tick, but it isn't the only thing.
    If you find a bent one, replace it with a GM stocker. No reason to throw a stiff one in there....yet. To me, they are soft on purpose. Save those pistons/valves on mechanical over-rev.

    Now, once you have the heads and cam in there...then go hardened pushrods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Me personally...
    Check the pushrods before ordering hardened ones. A bent pushrod can cause the tick, but it isn't the only thing.
    If you find a bent one, replace it with a GM stocker. No reason to throw a stiff one in there....yet. To me, they are soft on purpose. Save those pistons/valves on mechanical over-rev.

    Now, once you have the heads and cam in there...then go hardened pushrods.
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    ok, thanks for the info guys, i should have the money for the cam sometime this week so i will wait to get it before i tear into the engine. do you guys know have a link on steps of how to do it(change pushrods) or is it pretty self explanatory and i should get it by following the steps luos posted above? when i do get the cam im gonna put in the pushrods myself and have a shop install the cam and tune it. im thinking of getting the tsp torquer v.2, w/dual springs, ported ls6 oil pump, and the cam swap kit, wat do you guys think? sound good?

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    You could probably do it all yourself...idk.. but yes follow the steps that Mr. Lous posted.

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