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This is a discussion on pushrods and valvetrain within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; i'm replacing the lifters in my firehawk, just wondering if i need to replace the pushrods with them, or anything ...

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    pushrods and valvetrain

    i'm replacing the lifters in my firehawk, just wondering if i need to replace the pushrods with them, or anything else. I'm not looking to upgrade at this point, just replace whats necessary.

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    Take the push rods out and roll them on a flat surface table floors etc you can tell if there bent when you roll them
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    Quote Originally Posted by red00bird View Post
    Take the push rods out and roll them on a flat surface table floors etc you can tell if there bent when you roll them
    thanks, never thought about that. i'll give it a try

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    Clean them before you do it though, when I did it I didn't know clean them and had oil all over my table the gf didn't like thay

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    Quote Originally Posted by vortex1369 View Post
    i'm replacing the lifters in my firehawk, just wondering if i need to replace the pushrods with them, or anything else. I'm not looking to upgrade at this point, just replace whats necessary.

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    Then you'll have to remove the heads to get at the lifters, right?
    I would imagine you would want to have the heads & valves cleaned up and possibly replace rockers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redrokit8 View Post
    Then you'll have to remove the heads to get at the lifters, right?
    I would imagine you would want to have the heads & valves cleaned up and possibly replace rockers?
    One thing leads to another.....................................
    heads and lifters are all removed. had one lifter out of place like i had expected. everything has been cleaned up. Is it necessary to replace the rockers?

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    Negative its not necessary with but I would look into replace the lifter trays as well

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    I would use a piece of glass for the flat surface. Something like an old window or similar.
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