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v8 pushrod bent

squiblex

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hey i have a old holden 308 it has a bit of head work and a cam, it had a bit of a knock commin from the top wen i bought it i found it was one of the rockers looked loose wen i pulled the rocker cover off i took the roker set off that was loose an found that one of the pushrods was bent pretty bad!! wat would cause that?? an how do i kno if it will do it again wen i put a replacement back in??
 

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seen it heaps quite common especially when you flog the crap out of them
 

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ways a good solution to fix it from happenin again??? an would it done any damage to the inside of the moter???
 

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Probably woulndt have hurt it, its only going to rub on the head a little if its really bent other then that there not too much else it could do.
 

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Bent push rods are normally caused from valve bouncing. The valve springs might be a bit weak or it might be that someone has just thrashed the guts out of it.
 
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