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Old 08-13-2019, 11:43 AM   #1
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Valve seals

Is it a good ideal to put oil on the valve seals before installation?
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Old 08-13-2019, 01:08 PM   #2
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Like most the other valve train parts...assembly lube. Oil in a pinch if no assembly lube on hand. But oil runs off, assembly lube will stick there for quite a while until the engine is ready for that first cold start. Same as your PR ends, rockers... oil is better than nothing, but the right way is assembly lube.
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Like most the other valve train parts...assembly lube. Oil in a pinch if no assembly lube on hand. But oil runs off, assembly lube will stick there for quite a while until the engine is ready for that first cold start. Same as your PR ends, rockers... oil is better than nothing, but the right way is assembly lube.
Thanks for the info. And a bit of info that might come in handy, is if anyone is running a stage 4 cam check the rocker arm tips on the valve end. Mine are beat up pretty bad from the BTR stage 4 cam. I ended up replacing all of them just to be on the safe side. At least 6 were damaged.
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Thanks for the info. And a bit of info that might come in handy, is if anyone is running a stage 4 cam check the rocker arm tips on the valve end. Mine are beat up pretty bad from the BTR stage 4 cam. I ended up replacing all of them just to be on the safe side. At least 6 were damaged.
I would check your sweep pattern and lifter preload. If it's tearing up the rocker tip something is not ideal. If good pattern and preload, it's just the lift is too much for that rocker tip and time for some nice roller tip rockers.

Close to .600+ lift is pushing it for a non roller tip. It'll work and tons of people do it, but as you saw - not ideal. If it's tearing up the rocker tip, imagine the side load on the guides.
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I would check your sweep pattern and lifter preload. If it's tearing up the rocker tip something is not ideal. If good pattern and preload, it's just the lift is too much for that rocker tip and time for some nice roller tip rockers.

Close to .600+ lift is pushing it for a non roller tip. It'll work and tons of people do it, but as you saw - not ideal. If it's tearing up the rocker tip, imagine the side load on the guides.
Can you give me some insight on which rockers to use, I assume I will have to change pushrod lengths.
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