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No lubrication on drivers side of engine to the rockers. 1985 318 engine. Just replaced oil pump and same problem. Please help.

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  • MrJAC4X4 Mar 05, 2009

    I have a 1988 Dodge w100 with a 318 and can't figure out why the rocker arms on the drivers side are not getting oil. After checking with multiple parts stores I found that it has roller lifters and solid push rods (no oiling holes/not hollow stem). That is also what I found when I pulled it apart. If you may know of any solution to this problem please let me know. THANKS

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That means that the oil is not passing up through your rods to the rockers the rods are hollow and the lifters are most likely hydraulic roller type. this usually occurs because sludge build up in the valve covers . this comes from using cheap oil. your going to have to pull the covers and intake manifold to see if there is sludge built up in your oil gates in the block. please rate this

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How much oil should be pumped to the rocker arms


In the case of an ohv engine, lubrication to the top of the engine is often regulated so relatively little rises to fill the hollow rocker shaft and then ooze out and trickle along the rocker arms.



In the case of an ohc engine a great deal more oil is needed and if the design doesn't provide a large oil reservoir around the camshaft, which most do not, the oil is needed very quickly after start-up and so the supply tends to be copious and regulated only by the size of the oilways.

ohc engines have such a vigorous supply of oil to the valve gear it is impossible to run most of them without the cover for the purposes of checking, for more than a few seconds.



ohv engines often need to be run without the cover for maintenance and while a few spit drops of oil skyward most do not.



I hope this helps...

Feb 06, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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Have a 2006 chrysler 300, 3.5 with loud ticking noise during acceleration, also experiencing loss of power. Replaced both rocker assemblies and performance improved but ticking is still there.


sounds like bad valve seats or seals do you have a oil pressure gauge on your dash.check the pressure.then check your return ports on top of the head thats giving you the problem see if the oil is returning to the oil pan.sometimes the return ports become blocked and the oil stays on top of the head.and see if the oil supply is making up to the head.hope this helps.mark

Feb 19, 2014 | 2006 Chrysler 300

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How to install rocker arms on a Pontiac grand am 2001 V-6


Hi there:

Rocker Arms & Pushrods


Removal & Installation

3.1L & 3.4L Engines
Left Side

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2. Drain the cooling system to a level below the coolant pipe on the front of the engine.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTEKeep the pushrods in order. Intake pushrods are 5 3 / 4 inches long and exhaust pushrods are 6 inches long.


    Negative battery cableSpark plug wiresHeater bypass pipePositive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve and hoseRocker arm cover


    Rocker arms and pushrods

To install:

  1. Lubricate all the valvetrain components with engine oil.
  2. Install or connect the following:

    Pushrods and the rocker arms. Torque the bolts to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm).Rocker arm cover using a new gasket. Torque the rocker cover bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).PCV valve and hoseHeater bypass pipe. Torque the screw at the water pump to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm), the bolt at the cylinder head corner to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm) and the nut to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).Spark plug wiresNegative battery cable
  3. Refill the cooling system.
  4. Start the vehicle and verify no leaks.




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Right Side
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTEKeep the pushrods in order. Intake pushrods are 5 3 / 4 inches long and exhaust pushrods are 6 inches long.


    Negative battery cableAlternator bracket on 2005 modelsSpark plug wires from the spark plugs and the upper intake plenum wire retainerPower brake booster vacuum pipe from the intake plenumAccessory drive beltAlternator, if necessaryIgnition coil assembly and Evaporative Emissions (EVAP) canister purge solenoid as an assemblyRocker arm cover


    Rocker arms and pushrods

To install:

  1. Lubricate all the valvetrain components with engine oil.
  2. Install or connect the following:

    Pushrods and the rocker arms. Torque the bolts to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm) plus an additional 30 degree turn.Rocker arm cover using a new gasket. Torque the rocker cover bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).Ignition coil and EVAP solenoid assemblyAlternator, if removed. Torque the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).Accessory drive beltPower brake booster vacuum pipe to the plenumSpark plug wiresNegative battery cable
  3. Start the vehicle and verify no leaks.





Hope this helps.

Mar 04, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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What is the torq setting for the rocker arms on a 91 crown vic with a 5.0L


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Fig. 2: Rocker arm assembly - 5.0L and 5.8L engines

* Apply engine oil or assembly lubricant to the valve stem tip and pushrod end. Also apply lubricant to the rocker arm and fulcrum seat contact surfaces.
* Rotate the crankshaft until the lifter is on the camshaft base circle (all the way down) and install the rocker, fulcrum seat and fulcrum bolt. Tighten the bolts to 18-25 ft. lbs. (24-34 Nm).
*
Install the rocker arm cover(s).

Hope this helps.

Aug 03, 2011 | 1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria

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I have no oil pressure in the car we pulled the valve cover today and found 6 of the rocker arms were not installed, we havent pulled the other cover yet however with this not installed would this affect...


Hi,
are you serious? Aside from that question. If there are rocker arms missing it could affect the oil pressure. Are the oil feed holes in the area of each missing rocker plugged off?

Perhaps I had better back-track here. If the oil lube system has no restrictions in it then there will be minimal oil pressure developed. The oil pump will be pumping oil to the lower end of the engine and that will be where oil press if any will be developed.

The rocker area has drillings which restrict the oil delivery from the pump, however, the rocker arms themselves offer resistance to the oil supply and the oil must have enough flow and pressure to form a circle of oil within the rocker arm and thus keep it clear of the shaft. The oil flow goes through the rocker arm, and down over the valves and pushrods,(if fitted) and drops back down into the oil pan. Different set ups can be used, but that's a basic configuration.

The engine lubrication is designed with certain resistances, and they in turn affect the flow of oil and the pressure developed by the pump.

Good luck.

Jan 29, 2011 | 1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT

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I replaced the lifters in my 2000 galant 2.4 L and i need to know what to torque the rocker arm shafts to.


1.5 and 1.8 engines:
* Install the rocker arm and shaft assemblies. Tighten the rocker arm shaft retainer bolts to 23 ft. lbs. (32 Nm).

* Check valve adjustment and install the valve cover. Tighten the valve cover bolts to 16 inch lbs. (1.8 Nm) for the 1.5L engine or to 29 inch lbs. (3.3 Nm) for the 1.8L engine.



2.0 engine
* Lubricate the rocker shaft with clean engine oil and install the rockers and springs in their proper places.

* Install the rocker shaft assemblies on the engine. Tighten the bolts gradually and evenly to 21-25 ft. lbs. (29-35 Nm).



2.4 engine

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Fig. Rocker arm shafts and components-2.4L engine



* Fit the rocker shaft springs from above and position them so that they are at right angles to the plug side. Install the rocker springs before installing the exhaust side rocker shaft and rocker arm assembly.

* Install the exhaust side rocker shaft assembly in the engine. Tighten the rocker shaft mounting bolts gradually and evenly to 23 ft. lbs. (32 Nm).
* Remove the lash adjuster retaining tools.
* Install the rocker cover and tighten the mounting bolts to 30 inch lbs. (3 Nm).

* Reinstall the spark plug wires to the spark plugs.



Hope helps.

Sep 06, 2010 | Mitsubishi Galant Cars & Trucks

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Oil pump replacement, location of it, nomenclature


Remove oil pan and pump is bolted to back main bearing cap. But this is most likely not the problem. This engine is known for cam bearings spinning out of the block and cam shaft breaking inbetween #3 and 4 cam journals, oil pump is driven off the end of camshaft, engine runs very rough and makes all kinds of noise when this happens, cure is a new engine. to check for broken cam shaft removed front valve cover, have some one start or crank the engine, the 2 rocker arms on the drivers side will not move at all, most likely there will be silver metal dust laying in the low spots of the head where oil puddles up.

Mar 01, 2010 | 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette

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I need rocker torque for 2003 pontiac with 3.1liter


Left side:

To install:
  1. Lubricate all the valvetrain components with engine oil.
  2. Install or connect the following:
    • Pushrods and the rocker arms and tighten the bolts to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm) plus 30 degrees
    • Rocker arm cover using a new gasket and tighten the rocker cover bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
    • PCV valve to the rocker arm cover
    • Coolant tube with the thermostat bypass hose and tighten the bolt to 98 inch lbs. (11 Nm) and the nut to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
    • AIR check valve pipe and torque the adapters to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm)
    • Engine mount strut and torque the bolt to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm)
    • Spark plug wires
    • Negative battery cable
Right side:

To install:
  1. Lubricate all the valve train components with engine oil.
  2. Install or connect the following:
    • Pushrods and the rocker arms and tighten the bolts to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm) plus 30 degrees
    • Rocker arm cover using a new gasket and tighten the rocker cover bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
    • Power brake booster vacuum pipe to the plenum
    • EVAP solenoid and ignition coil assembly
    • Spark plug wires
    • Alternator bracket and torque the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
    • Alternator and torque the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
    • Accessory drive belt
    • Negative battery cable
  3. Start the vehicle and verify no leaks.

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Getting ready to start a 1973 chevy 350 that sat a while.i went to prime oil pump ,and i only get oil out of rocker arms on driverside.oil pump is pumping perfect.motor was pulled out of a truck and was...


You should be fine. the same oil port feeds both sides of the lifter galley, it just splits and goes to both sides. fire it without the valvecovers on it or at least that side. you will have oil shortly. many different reasons for this. try to turn the engine 180 degrees if it really bothers you. its good to be thorough like you are but you'll be fine.
Good luck.
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