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Old 07-03-2012, 11:23 PM
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Should I have the valves adjusted after machining heads?

I am about to fill my 2005 up with oil and start this thing for the first time since I fixed my gaskets and studs and oil cooler ect. My question is... should I have gotten my valves adjusted, I had the machinist take .005 off of them but didn't have valve work. Also, do I need to put the balancer in six oclock position?
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:52 AM
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Valves should be fine at .005". Putting the dowel at the 6 o'clock position is for assembling the heads, so hopefully you did that. I like to turn it over a few times by hand after assembly before doing a powered crank with the starter.
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Valves should be fine at .005". Putting the dowel at the 6 o'clock position is for assembling the heads, so hopefully you did that. I like to turn it over a few times by hand after assembly before doing a powered crank with the starter.
Dangit. I left the balancer where it was at for the whole job. I put the pushrods and rockers all in the exact orientation as they came out and oiled them up really good. If I turn the motor a few times by hand should I be okay??
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Can't say for sure, but definitely turn it over by hand first and stop at the 6 o'clock position.
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Bump for ya. I wanna know for sure also.

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WEll I started to crank it with the key and no bad noises, seems to be rolling over smooth. My problem is.... it will not fire. I've let the fuel prime and prime and charging batts. Does it take an extrreme amount of cranking before it will start? Also, I think my driver side batt is pretty weak. Any thoughts?
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:52 PM
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It will take alot of cranking to prime the hpop system back up. theres alot of air in there with you having everything apart.
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Yeah, just keep cranking for 10-15 seconds at a time, allowing a minute or so for the starter to cool off in between. Might take several of these long cranks before it will fire. Watch your oil pressure gauge, your HPOP system won't really start filling until you see that finally come up and it takes a while. On the 3rd cranking session on mine after 10 seconds or so the oil pressure came up and then it fired a second or two later.
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Your Injector Control Pressure(ICP) wont start the engine/allow it to run if the pressure is lower than 500PSI. Like others said the HPOP needs to get the air cycled out of it...
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