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Old 12-20-2012, 07:20 PM
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broken push rod

I had my oil changed today and the service tech claimed to have found a broken push rod/tube that supposedly came out of the oil pan. Wouldn't the truck run like crap with a broken one of these? Or at least be noticeable? I'm posting this from my phone and I'm not real sure how to post a picture but if you pm me I can email or text a picture of the part. Thanks, BK
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:24 PM
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Pull the valve cover and check it out. Hopefully a tech will chime in, heres a bump. It seems like a push rod would have a hard time making it thru the oil drain hole...? How big/long is it?
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:47 PM
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Its about 2.5"-3" long and bent into a j shape. I'm having a hard time believing it just fell out when he pulled the drain plug. I'm also wondering if this isn't maybe something a previous owner maybe fixed and the part was still in there.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:50 PM
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is it hollow?
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:57 PM
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Yes. It is hollow.
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When I had a bent pushrod mine was running very rough. And was hard to start. Almost 100% sure you would be able to notice something wrong. Unless it broke with the previous owner and they put a new one in. Not really sure how it would get all the way to the oil pan though.

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Old 12-20-2012, 08:02 PM
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thats your oil pick up tube brosiffson.
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Google it and see if there is a repair/article about it. I'm sure you arent the first person this has happened to.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:06 PM
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I think its to pick up oil when you are on a steep angle. The crappy part is if you cant get to it thru the dip stick hole on the pan you will have to either drop the axle or lift the engine to get room enough to drop pan and fix it. I bet dropping the axle is easier.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:10 PM
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thats your oil pick up tube brosiffson.
That sounds much more logical than a push rod.

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