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Would it be cheaper to buy a rebuilt head or try to rebuild it yourself if there are broken rocker arms and probably a bent or broken rod?


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2015-07-17 17:30:57
2015-07-17 17:30:57

Hey Tim==Rocker arms and push rods don't come with a rebuilt head. You will have to buy these anyhow. However the biggest thing is if the valve guides are worn or not. Stick a valve in the guide and wiggle it and if it moves over about .020 the guides need replaced which requires a machine shop. GoodluckJoe

if you have a bent or broken rod, fixing the head will not help. A bent rod means you need to rebuild the engine. Before you rebuild the engine, look at buying a crate engine from an aftermarket supplier like


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