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Found Pushrods bent... and a few other questions..
I have several oil leaks I am trying to to eliminate and cold start issues (glow plugs tested bad) I am in the process of replacing glowplugs, one UVCH (the clip on the plug broke off, and the o-rings under the turbo and pedistal along with several other o-rings on top of the motor while I am at it.. I have had a ticking noise since I bought the truck a little over a year ago, nothing alarming but noticable. I figured i would check the pushrods since I had the valve covers off. I pulled three pushrods and all were bent a little. I have decided to replace them all. The truck seemed to run pretty good dispite the bent pushrods. I found the o-ring between the turbo and the intake horn was missing too. I'm sure it will run better when I get done.
1) Should I just get original replacement pushrods or spend the x-tra money to get stronger ones?
2) I live in Ohio so we have some cold weather. Should I keep the EBV valve in working order for the cold weather or can I delete it and still be ok? I would like to replace seals in it or delete it (I think it is leaking a little oil by the rod).
Thanks for any suggestions/ info.
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