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    Those darn rockers

    Well I think that i have the rocker arm thing where it quits working correctly, that everyone was talking about...mabye not but i will check into that once my new valve cover gaskets come. Is there any definitive way to make sure where the sounds are coming form? Also Lets say that the rocker is broken. Should i get roller rockers? What brand should i look for. I don't want anything special. I just want it to work or work better but without having to figure out if it will affect other things like valve travel. If it give me better performance great but i don't want to have to adjust three other things for it to work right. I am mainly concerned about quality. ohh yea and price range as well I don't want to spend a family fortune on it ether. so i guess some where between those two areas there should be something that will work right?

    Also when i replace the valve covers so i need to put a silicon sealant on the gasket as well? I have heard mixed stories about this.

    Lastly. Has anyone heard about Marvel Mystery oil...or something closely named like that for fuel/oil additive? Yea or nay on it?


    Thanks in advance to all who help out with this. I hope to make this car an enjoyable part of my life both in, out, and under it.

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    Don't use any additives in your oil at all, bad for the rings and plus, it aerates your oil. As far as rockers, I've heard nothing but good about the crane roller rockers. Look into those for sure. I ran harland sharps and it led to a lot of disaster, ie.. new motor.

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    oh and the valvecovers, no sealant, it's an o ring type of deal

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    Thanks for the help. I'll look into those rockers.

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    Honostly you dont even need to replace the gaskets... ive had my valve covers off several times (valve train related problems), and have never had a leak...

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    Good thought. I think i will try but I will have the new set on hand just in case. nothing better than having a back-up out there just in case something goes wrong.

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    Well, you should always get a set of new gaskets especially with our cars because once they come out because you're cleaning the covers, they're stretched and will not go back in without cutting it to fit again

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    well i ended up with a bent pushrod. got the part and will finish up tomorrow.

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