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Old 08-14-2013, 01:17 AM   #1
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Motor breakin

I have just rebuilt my motor due to spun bearing. Completly rebuilt block its a standard bore and stroke with gt 40 heads and trickflow intake. My ? Is i have put 70 miles on motor and is runing great have been takn it easy. When i first fired up lifters were pretty loud once lifters built up it started to quit down however there are still a few i can here tapn. Any ideas would b great thanks kenny
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Did you measure for correct pushrod length when you put the motor together?
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I would also make sure it isn't something simple like there hitting your valve covers if the covers are too short. An the 1s in your pic I'm sure they have the baffle in them, which u can cut out. I jus always check the simple things first
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:34 AM   #5
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Ues im sure they are correct pushrods. And i will check the valve covers. Hope they aret to short my throttle linkage bearly fits with the big throttle body rubs the top of valve cover. Thanks guys
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OK so you actually measured with an adjustable pushrod and solid checking lifter? I ask because I am constantly amazed at how many ppl don't even know to do this.
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:50 PM   #7
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What happen was i spun a main bearing with 2000 miles on motor. So i got a new block and biult short block all new. Used the pushrods and heads from the motor that spun the bearing sense it they only had a couple miles on them

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The balve covers are different though so i wonder if they are hitn the valve cover. I wouldnt rhink they would though
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They probably aren't hitting the valve covers, its jus sumthing easy to check. I have seen that a few times an people always look for the hardest thing to fix first. Including me sometimes
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:38 PM   #9
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Now this damn thing keeps filln my overflow amd loosn all my coolant. Would think head gasket but just did them
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Now this damn thing keeps filln my overflow amd loosn all my coolant. Would think head gasket but just did them
Dude, if you find out about the coolant let me know! I've got a huge fluidyne 4 core radiator and my engine runs cool and my overflow hose popped off last week and I didn't realize it, within 2 hours of driving it around town I had no coolant.. luckily I stopped and got gas cuz I noticed the coolant puddling under my grille area..
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Now this damn thing keeps filln my overflow amd loosn all my coolant. Would think head gasket but just did them
U put head gaskets on the right way? Some are specific with the water jackets. Possibly an airlock. Maybe you need to burp the system.
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I am sire the gaskets are on the right way. I have let it run drive way for a long time i thought i got all the air out system but who knows gonna try jackn the front way up and run it for a while. Try to burp it again i guess. Im out ideas
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I am sire the gaskets are on the right way. I have let it run drive way for a long time i thought i got all the air out system but who knows gonna try jackn the front way up and run it for a while. Try to burp it again i guess. Im out ideas
Just a thought. But is the pump spinning the right way?
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:53 PM   #14
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Yes its a edelbroke high flow water pump. It will sit and idle at temp with cap off all day flows great. Soon as put cap on and drive it just keep pukeing till oita coolant
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Anyone think it could b radiator. I can see it flow good from the top but im outa ideas. So frustrated not sure what to do
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Anyone think it could b radiator. I can see it flow good from the top but im outa ideas. So frustrated not sure what to do
Might be a clogged water jacket or hole in the block. Could also be a clogged or corroded radiator. If you have access to a laser thermometer that'll tell you if you have hot spots in the radiator. Have you checked the thermostat to see if its working right? Might be one of them things where it works just enough but isn't functioning "properly"

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Might be a clogged water jacket or hole in the block. Could also be a clogged or corroded radiator. If you have access to a laser thermometer that'll tell you if you have hot spots in the radiator. Have you checked the thermostat to see if its working right? Might be one of them things where it works just enough but isn't functioning "properly"
May also be your water pump.. if you have a stock radiator and a hipo water pump, if the impellers are set up to flow water faster or at a higher pressure it may be overloading what the radiators capable of
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:35 PM   #17
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The block just came from machine shop its a completely bran new build. The only thing that is old and not new is radiator
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The block just came from machine shop its a completely bran new build. The only thing that is old and not new is radiator
Idk man, that's got me.. it can only be a handful of things.. water pump, thermostat, radiator, hoses, or block..
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Me to. Thanks man appreciated
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Me to. Thanks man appreciated
Fasho.

If you figure it out man, let me know. I'm still dealing with it and I have a big *** radiator.. lol
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Wouldn't a bad cap cause that...if its not holding the 17 psi or whatever it's supposed to
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Yes it would but i have new cap and have tested it. But thanks for the idea

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Im thinkn my radiator is the prob theres nothn else left
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:58 AM   #23
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New radiator coming today. Three row hope this works
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Radiator is installed ill find out tomorrow if it worked fingers crossed
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Radiator is installed ill find out tomorrow if it worked fingers crossed
Right on, hope it works man.

What kind did you go with?
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Just went with steel 3 row
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Just went with steel 3 row
And how is it? Where u get a rad like that?$$?
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Just about to see how it does workn on burbn it now. The radiator was about 400
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Just about to see how it does workn on burbn it now. The radiator was about 400
Fingers crossed for you brother.

And I feel you on the radiator price.. I've got a fluidyne 4 core in my 95..
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So far so good took it for a deive theough town and on freeway. It didnt puke and ran at temp so im hopn this is the end of that. Now to figure out lifter noise. Never ends
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So far so good took it for a deive theough town and on freeway. It didnt puke and ran at temp so im hopn this is the end of that. Now to figure out lifter noise. Never ends
Damn.. I'm prolly gonna have to yank my radiator and really flush the bejesus out of it.
And yeah, I feel you man.. I'm tracking gremlins daily lol glad to hear that worked for you.
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Hope it works for u. I been on a few sdrives on feeway and thru town my **** seems to be good
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Yeah!!! Right on!
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Hope it works for u. I been on a few sdrives on feeway and thru town my **** seems to be good
Hell yeah dude.
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Also when i burped it it realy wasnt getn hot enought for thermostat to open all the way so i blocked half of front off radiator of with cardboard and it got to were thermostat was open all the way and flown good. Seemed to help get the air out pretty good
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