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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:52 pm 
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hey guys ne 1 know if its ok to run a motor with a broken rocker pedastool bolt its right in the middle of the motor.



ne help would be great guys
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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:54 pm 
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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:56 pm 
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You could, but I'd replace it.

Those bolts are easy to replace when they break (ive fixed about 3 of them)

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:56 pm 
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More than likely will cause uneven wear cos of the way the cam bolts down.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:09 pm 
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Cam doesn't bolt down.. it just sits there!

The tension of the lifters hold it down to the head, the caps dont even touch the cam.

This is why you can use your own valve gear/caps on reco heads!

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:18 pm 
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Thats why it can cause uneven wear on the lobes of the cam....because the lobes may not be square to the rocker arm (and they are precision machined parts)

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:02 pm 
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kewl ill replace it them whats the best way to get it out the head tho with out taking the head off ? as i just put it on after a recon job
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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:05 pm 
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Take the rocker gear off, then spin the broken part of the bolt out with some needle nose pliers. Should come out pretty easy.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:36 am 
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and if the dont ?
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Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:48 am 
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option1: weld something else to the bolt so you can turn it
option2: drill a hole in the middle of it and use easy outs

Both are frought with danger!

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:52 am 
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use a reverse drill bit when drilling hole, if your lucky it may come loose if stuck.

 

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