Visit The Dirt Forum for More Information

Author Topic:   broke screw in
track_trash_66
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 50
posted June 26, 2005 02:39 PM  
ok raced last night car finished 5th in the feature . but it seemed to lacking in power compared to usual . so today i go out and start it and noticed oil pressure was about 10 pounds less than normal. took off valve cover and had two broken studs for my rockers and the lifters popped out i can see the lifters layin in the vally . my question is would this explain the oil pressure problem too. ( please say yes ) lol

track_trash_66
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 50
posted June 26, 2005 04:51 PM  
anyone?

STREET16
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 158
posted June 26, 2005 04:58 PM  
Yes.

speedy46
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 165
posted June 26, 2005 05:56 PM  
yes if u lose a lifter your gauge will say u have low or no oil pressure i have had it happen to me many times it is really cheap traction control, just pull the intake check out the lifter and if it looks ok put it back in and put it back together, do you have stock appearing screw in studs?? cause those things **** i break them left and right if you have polylocks don't crank down on them to hard it will actally crack them then they will break when u run them

sideways
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 715
posted June 26, 2005 06:27 PM  
Also give some thought to putting in a valley pan.This for $15 will keep the lifters in keep oil off the intake bottom and help oil drain.

track_trash_66
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 50
posted June 26, 2005 06:58 PM  
ya that was a good guess they are the stock appearing screw in studs, and its not the first one ive broke. starting to cost me money now. ive got another set of studs with the hex (guess u would say) but the heads need shaved down where they screw in or theres not enough clearance for the rockers

pit_boss
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 80
posted June 27, 2005 08:49 PM  
Aside from your oil pressure, have you checked your valve train geometry, we had the same problem, breaking studs, found that we needed different length pushrods.

Back to the Archives