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Push Rod Replacement Question

This is a discussion on Push Rod Replacement Question within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I want to check and or replace my push rods and am not sure about the proper procedure, can you ...

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    Push Rod Replacement Question

    I want to check and or replace my push rods and am not sure about the proper procedure, can you just remove your rocker arms remove the push rods replace them and just torque the rockers back down to 22 ft lbs or do you need to have each cylinder at TDC before torquing the rockers, I have done a search but kinda get conflicting info, thanks in advance, Robert

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    I have never worried about the position of the pistons when I torqued the rockers down.
    And I have never had a problem, and have had the pushrods out several times.

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    Thanks

    Thanks man, I wasn't sure!

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    No problem.

    I do prefer it to be warm, and a little assembly lube on the end of the rocker (or oil even) never hurt anything.
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    Mr.Lous how long does it take you to replace the Pushrods?
    And what tools are needed?

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    Basicly tools and a torque wrench.
    About an hour for me...but I have done it several times.


    Make sure you have a 6 sided 8mm socket for the rocker arm bolts.

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    I always just torque em back to 22ft lbs. Never a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    I always just torque em back to 22ft lbs. Never a problem.
    Do you use any locktite on em, I was wondering my uncle had a SBC that the rocker arms worked loose in a couple of times!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert 98 View Post
    Do you use any locktite on em, I was wondering my uncle had a SBC that the rocker arms worked loose in a couple of times!
    i used anti seize...

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert 98 View Post
    Do you use any locktite on em, I was wondering my uncle had a SBC that the rocker arms worked loose in a couple of times!
    I didn't. My redline is 7,000rpms too. If you want to use locktite go ahead, I wouldn't use much tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    I didn't. My redline is 7,000rpms too. If you want to use locktite go ahead, I wouldn't use much tho.
    use VERY little... you dont' want that shit floating around in your oil...

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    I spin to 6700, but have aftermarket heads.
    I used a thread sealer.

    I don't like the idea of using Loctite on those bolts. Not because of getting that in your oil, but because you don't want those bolts to be a royal pain in the ass to remove later. There are a bunch of threads on those bolts, once they are torqued down, they aren't going anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I spin to 6700, but have aftermarket heads.
    I used a thread sealer.

    I don't like the idea of using Loctite on those bolts. Not because of getting that in your oil, but because you don't want those bolts to be a royal pain in the ass to remove later. There are a bunch of threads on those bolts, once they are torqued down, they aren't going anywhere.
    what thread sealer did you use?

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    Liquid permatex. (like a gel)
    Just whatever I could get my hands on at the local parts store.

    Stock heads I wouldn't use anything though.

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    Thanks Again!

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    Yeah Luos is right. Stock heads don't really need anything.

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