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Old 06-20-2010, 11:43 PM
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I may have messed up pretty bad....need help

A few of you may know that I am currently installing head studs in my 6.4L. I accidentally skipped over a detail in the ford manual saying that the push rods had to be removed and reinstalled in there original location otherwise serious engine damage could occur and as you've already probably guessed I got them all mixed up. I dont see how it could cause serious damage because they are all the same length. does it have to do with how the parts wear into eachother?? is this something to be concerned about?? theres not much I can do a guess is the best a can do now.. what are your thoughts??
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If they are all the same length I don't see what the major problem would be. Yes I could see some wearing with the other but I don't see it being major.
I am no mechanic though.
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How many miles do you have on it?
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yeh the more miles the worse it is. If you have 300k it would be bad if you have 50k I dont see the big deal. If it bothers you can you buy new stronger ones for the 6.4?? like u can on the 7.3
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Truck only has 30k miles. oil changed every 3000k. So I dont think there could be any major wear. Ill entertain the idea of new push rods. anybody else with a little more knowledge on the issue. appreciate the help guys
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:44 AM
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new pushrods would be the way i go if i were as worried as you,elite has them for around 300 i think,however john has more experience than most about the 6.4 so i would listen to his answer ( greasltn)
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Yeah the new ones are tempting but it seems like an awful amount of money to spend just because you mixed them up
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