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On a buick rendezvous with a 3.4 I need to reinstall the push rods after replacing the intake gasket my question is, where is the intake and where is the exhaust. There are 2 different size rods (discovered after removal). Thanks

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  • D. Hart May 10, 2010

    Thanks for the answer, but I need to know which is which on the heads themselves, there was no evident color when they were removed. I know the difference in the rods themselves, I need to know which goes where. Or in other words I need to know where the valves are located on the heads.



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Intake pushrods are yellow and shorter than exhaust push rods which are green

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  • gwgsr May 10, 2010

    when the intake is off you can look through intake ports on head and see the intake valves. the valves you cant see are exhaust



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We replaced intake gaskets and now its making a loud knocking sound

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which intake gasket need you replace upper or lower, did you remove the push rods if so did you put the right ones in the right place. intake push rod will be marked orange and are shorter, exhaust push rods are marked blue. it almost sounds like you might have put an exhaust into a intake.
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