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I just changed my head gasket now i need to tighten down my lifters and push rods i need to know how to do oit so i dont mess anything up i have a chevy s10 with the 2.5l ironduke 1988

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Best bet is go to your local major chain auto parts store (Pep Boys, Advance, Auto Zone, O'Reilly's, etc. and purchase a vehicle specific repair manual. It will contain all of the info you have inquired about and shouldn't cost much over $20

If you don't want to buy one, go to your local library and check out a vehicle specific manual.

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See Figures 6, 7, 8 and 9
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Fig. Fig. 6: Remove the spark plug wire separators from the valve cover

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Fig. Fig. 7: Compress the engine air cleaner-to-valve cover hose clamp with pliers, and slide the clamp back ...


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Fig. Fig. 8: ... then disconnect the hose from the valve cover


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Fig. Fig. 9: Unfasten the valve cover retainers and remove the valve cover-2.0L SOHC engine


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draw this on a paper

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