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I had to get a Top Head gasket done on my 2000 Oldsmobile Alero and I am a little puzzled on putting the pushrods back in the right places is their measurements to follow. Please I need help!

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Push rods on a 2000 model car ?? they should all be the same size anyway it does have pushrods

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