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Need the positioning of push rod long and short push rods 3.1 motor

Need config for push rods on 1995 grand am , 3.1 motor

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Hi the LONG push rods are EXHAUST
the SHORT ones are INTAKE

Posted on May 17, 2009

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The answer is this:
The rear head (2-4-6) will have push-rods in the following configuration:
short - long - short - long - long - short

The front head (1-3-5) will have push-rods in the following configuration:
short - long - long - short - long - short


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