ok i built a 327 about 2 weeks ago and have been driving it i decided to re-adjust the rockers today i did the driver side of the engine with no problems and then i took the passenger side valve cover off and cranked the car one rocker was shooting oil a mile high so i tightend it down some and it didnt help at all does anyone have any idea what this could be. thanks
Could the pushrod/rocker that's shooting oil a mile like that just be tightened down a lot more than the others? If just one or two are really shooting oil like a squirt gun, would that be the lifter getting pumped up more than properly or loosely adjusted rockers?
I'm just wondering how that could happen because I've never seen them squirt like that. I always start with all the rockers loose then adjust from scratch. Would backing off the rockers that are shooting oil a mile and re-adjusting them stop it? Or is there something I'm not thinking of?
i loosened both of them up and readjusted them it doesnt make any difference and i even changed the push rods thinking 2 of them might be bent or something and the lifters and the cam are not even 2 weeks old.has anyone ever had any problems with crane lifters
They're SUPPOSED to pump oil. Don't fix what isn't broke.Don't rev the car when adjusting the rockers, do it at idle.Did you put an HV/HP oil pump in that motor when you rebuilt it? Don't over tighten the rockers trying to stop the oil flow. It is O.K. As mentioned, just buy a set of oil deflector cilps and stop worrying.Take the clips off when you're done.
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i have used a piece of cardboard in the past to stop the oil from running all over the place when adjusting the valves, but i got sick of that. i cut a pair of valve covers in half and bent the top edge up to make a custom fit oil deflector for a small block- and they work great. i just put both of the "half a valve covers" on, and start the thing up and adjust the rockers till they stop clattering. then i shut it off and turn them all down 1/2 turn more. every now and then, there is a one or two rockers that spit more oil than the rest, but i believe that to be normal.
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