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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 2:04 pm    Post subject: what cause the rockers to hit the valve covers Reply with quote

I have a 1641 in my car, and its leaking oil from the valve covers when i take the covers off you can see that the rockers are hitting the valve covers. what causes this and how can i fix it.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are they stock rockers and stock valve covers... or do you have aftermarket covers on?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Push Rods too long.

Who set the rocker geometry when the engine was built?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes they are stock rockers and valve covers, thats why im confused
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how many shimes do you have under there? is the valve adjustment right?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

buy high lift valve covers that should help ya out
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

clayster89 wrote:
buy high lift valve covers that should help ya out


They shouldn't hit. Fix the problem.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Glenn, except they're too short --
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