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rocker arm adjustment

This is a discussion on rocker arm adjustment within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; so i took the rocker arms off to check the push rods on the driver side... all were good, now ...

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    rocker arm adjustment

    so i took the rocker arms off to check the push rods on the driver side... all were good, now my torq wrench is giant so therefore i could not use it on the rocker arms, so what i did was guess and torqed them down to what i felt was the strength used to take them off (i tighten them down then break it lose as reference) so after starting the car, idled like i put a cam in i was like omg wtf did i do, forgot to plug in the coil pack that's what i did. Anyway is my torq guess going to cause any harm, if anything i over tightened them but not to an extreme. a quick yes it will or no its fine is all i need. I let the car warm up and gave it some nice revs all ways good.

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    I have taken my rockers off before and had no problem getting my torque wrench in there, but I would say if you just check the tightness again after you have run them then you should be ok. Just don't want to over tighten It so it doesn't break the bolt, and also don't want it too loose that it backs out the bolt. I would try the torque wrench again by using either a deep well socket so you can get some clearance just to make sure it is correct.
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    you can prolly just cough up an ID or pay a small fee to rent a TQ wrench that will fit from your local parts store, better to know than to take a chance man.
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    I would not run the car too long without rechecking the TQ on the rockers.
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    i just purchased one at advance for $20, my other one is about 2 ft long and uses a 1/2 inch socket so it wouldnt fit, they were not off by much though, at 25lbs

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    Just curious how long did it take for you to do this?

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