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shawn4057
6th September 2007, 01:32
Is it possible if the pushrod tube gaskets are worn out and leaking a little that it cause the engine to be louder?

IronMick
6th September 2007, 05:29
The pushrods and tubes are easy to remove, and easy to replace the cork and/or rubber o-ring seals. Best to do this.

The engine noise is mainly the lifters, push rods, rockers, valves. Then there is the exhaust noise which is a different thing all together. Then there is the noisy intake. Then there is the noisy primary and rear chains. Etc.

The general rule is that if the noise level or character changes suddenly there may be a problem to be investigated. Try a 1/5' length of oil line hose as a listening device; or if you have extra cash buy a mechanics stethoscope. Listen at various parts of the engine.

joebgoodus
6th September 2007, 15:27
Mick can u get the Push rods out wo/removing the rocker box???
Mine was a tight fit...

IronMick
7th September 2007, 04:42
Mick can u get the Push rods out wo/removing the rocker box? ...

Yes.

You do not have to remove the rocker covers to remove the pushrods. For each p-rod you rotate the engine [in 4th gear, plugs out, using the rear wheel] until the tappet is down, loosen the locknut, turn the adjusting screw to get slack in the p-rod, remove the p-rod.

Sometimes one can be a bit tight, but they will come out.

joebgoodus
7th September 2007, 16:11
Cool thxs!!!