adjustable pushrods ... or not

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by fabrozor, Feb 16, 2010.

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adjustable pushrods ... or not

Poll closed Feb 17, 2010.
  1. a must

    50.0%
  2. no need

    10.0%
  3. don't know / don't care

    40.0%
  1. fabrozor

    fabrozor Active Member

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    Hi,

    what are your arguments for, or against, stock pushrods replacement with adjustable pushrods ?

    Thank you.
     
  2. prodrag1320

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    we always prefer adjustable p/rods,stock ( EDIT )their the only way to get properly adjusted lifters

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  3. chester1957

    chester1957 Member

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    Too much of a blanket statement to say if needed or not.
     
  4. prodrag1320

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    put in adjustables,the solid p/rods were used as a $$ saver for HD,adjustables are the only way to get each lifter properly adjusted
     
  5. Gezzer Glide

    Gezzer Glide Active Member Contributor

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    How often should adjustables be adjusted and when can you tell the first sign they need to be adjusted?
     
  6. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    They shouldn't need any adjustment after they have been set, but it will start to tap if the lifter is going bad.
    kemo
     
  7. prodrag1320

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    AA++ unless anythings not taken apart,no need to mess with.on a fresh motor rebuild,we`ll go back and readjust after about 500 miles,prolly not needed,but it dosnt hurt either.
     
  8. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    fabrozor you made it hard for me to vote here buddy, I don't feel a need for adj. pushrods in a stock or mild motor but I feel the need for them when you are going into the cam dept, labor & top end gaskets will pay for them, plus the less times something has to be taken apart the better. Say a hydraulic lifter has 8 full turns in the hydraulic function, you adjust to the center point of 4 turns, that leaves 4 full turns shorter or longer before your rod is out of adjustment, that's pretty forgiving. The other thing I do like about custom fit push rods is you never have to worry about some youho not torturing the lock nut properly and the rod coming loose down the road.
    So my answer to this poll is yes & no.
     
  9. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    I vote for a must but its Kind of like chopper says it isnt a must unless your going into cam chest saves ya from splitting the rocker boxes
     
  10. chester1957

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    I do my own labor, few dollars for gaskets. I've done a set of bolt in cams (I only work on it in the winter) adj p-rods are a waste of my money.