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Get a Chilton's manual from autozone or a auto part store and this will help--I actually need to know what engine you have is it a 3800?

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  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.


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To install:

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

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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


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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.





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What is the push rod arraingment and what cylinders are 1-3-5,2-4-6


The intake pushrods and exhaust pushrods are different lengths. To distinguish the different pushrods, paint has been used, although this paint may be hard to identify after prolonged use. The intake pushrods are color-coded orange and are 6 in. (152mm) long. The exhaust pushrods are color-coded blue and are 63/8in. (162mm) long.

Here is a picture of the cylinder marking:

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Sounds like aa pushrod


Try changing the oil in the car with 10w-40 and 1 bottle of Lucas Oil Stabilizer. The oil may be thinned out with the water causing it not to do it's job lubricating. Just substitute 1 quart of oil with the Lucas. If it doesn't change anything, remove the valve covers and check the pushrods for straightness. On that engine, the rockers are pedestal mount so you don't have to worry about setting valve lash. Just tighten them and go. I'm old school too. My daily driver is a 68 Mustang with a 331 stroker, competition prepped reverse pattern C-4 trans., rear gears are 4.11's, goes 11.81 @ 114mph., 1.71 60ft's.

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