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    Re-using parts on a rebuild question

    Now I know if I plan on re-using my lifters, pushrods, and rockers on a rebuild i need to keep them in order to preserve the wear patterns. However what if i'm just planning on keeping the rockers and replacing everything else? Do i still need to keep the rockers in order even though I'm using new parts for everything else?

    I probably knew this at one point, but I haven't been in an engine in a few years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimm View Post
    Now I know if I plan on re-using my lifters, pushrods, and rockers on a rebuild i need to keep them in order to preserve the wear patterns. However what if i'm just planning on keeping the rockers and replacing everything else? Do i still need to keep the rockers in order even though I'm using new parts for everything else?

    I probably knew this at one point, but I haven't been in an engine in a few years.
    I don't think it matters, because i bought some used rockers and had no ill effects when i put them in without knowing what place they were in.
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    Yeah I don't think it matters either. I just want to make sure since i'm rusty as hell on rebuilds. New parts would create new wear patterns anyway. Bleh.
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    Eh, I never put anything in order when I took it apart. Threw them all in a box and installed them as I pulled them out randomly. Never had valvetrain issues because of it.
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    lol well I already pulled the rockers....and the heads on top of that!

    I'm leaving the rockers and replacing the rest anyway. I'm just heading for a stock rebuild for now so i'm trying to extra careful.....feels so weird!
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    Hydraulic lifters means they adjust as soon as oil pressure builds. It dosen't matter which push rod goes with which rocker on what ever lifter. It'll adjust its self on start up.
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