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I'm getting ready to install new ez install Pushrods and Lifters. I know everyone says to use bolt cutters to remove the old pushrods but I don't have a set.

Is there any problem with using a Dremel cutting disk if I mask off the lifter block and clean off the debris before I remove the bottom piece of the old pushrod?
 

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NOOOOO!!!!!! You'll never get the fine metalic dust all out. Go to a tool rental place and rent a set. Cost you what, 20 bucks? How much to redo your engine when that metalic dust does it's harm?
 

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Good point! Now that you mention it, that dust does get EVERYWHERE.
Guess I'll head to the store tonight.
 

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Just to mention ...have the lifters on the base circles of the cams when you cut the pushrods.
 

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SYCLONE said:
Just to mention ...have the lifters on the base circles of the cams when you cut the pushrods.

Correct and use the bolt cutters like everyone said. They actually show/tell you how to do it in the service manual.........
 

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SYCLONE said:
Just to mention ...have the lifters on the base circles of the cams when you cut the pushrods.
Monty Python did a skit about that ... they had some very nasty chocolates, one of them was called Spring Surprize ... they also had real dead crunchy frog and few others.
 

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Monty Python did a skit about that ... they had some very nasty chocolates, one of them was called Spring Surprize ... they also had real dead crunchy frog and few others.
Don't know how you made mental connection between bolt cutters, base circles and 'The Monty Phython's Flying Circus', but here is the skit anyway.

PS After re-reading the post I got it.....................
 

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NOOOOO!!!!!! You'll never get the fine metalic dust all out. Go to a tool rental place and rent a set. Cost you what, 20 bucks? How much to redo your engine when that metalic dust does it's harm?
I can't echo Geezer's NOOOO!!!!! any louder. And concur with his statement about getting a pair of bolt cutters for $20.00. Matter of fact you can get a complete set of 3 from Harbor Freight for about the same $20.00. Check out the assembly manual, they show to use bolt cutters.

But hey don't get caught riding around with a pair of bolt cutters in the old cage, some police departments consider them burgulary tools. :nunu:

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Don't know how you made mental connection between bolt cutters, base circles and 'The Monty Phython's Flying Circus', but here is the skit anyway.

PS After re-reading the post I got it.....................
I still don't, and I'm a Python-ite!!
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Just got back from Home Depot. Bolt Cutters in hand. $14.50
Last time I priced bolt cutters they were a lot more. But then I was looking for a masker key for 5100 series pad locks. These smaller ones should do just fine for pushrods.
 

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I still don't, and I'm a Python-ite!!
:dunno: :dunno: :dunno:
If you are not on the base circle of the cam, then the pushrods could be preloaded from holding the valve open against the Spring. Then if you cut the pushrods they could release with the forse of the pressure on the spring.

In the Monty Python skit they mentions "Spring Surprize" which is a chocolate, that when eaten, "Stainless steel bolts spring out and plunge threw both cheeks".

I pictured Spring Surprize when cutting out the pushrods under pressure.
 

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Naughty!!

Im gonna catch it for this, but I used a dremel on mine, without any prob, but I did go to alot of trouble to seal everything off. It wasnt too hard, and that was two yrs ago. But if you goof it up, yeah, could be trouble. How neat are you??
 

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Not to mention all the michevious things you can do with bolt cutters.
 

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Not to mention all the michevious things you can do with bolt cutters.
LoL!!! Like I said earlier don't let LEO catch you :nunu: with 'em in the car. Burgulary tools big time !! Unless you have a trade that utilized such a piece of equipment. LoL!!

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Sorry, but thats a load of crap. Bolt cutters are used for many things around the house, hense Home Depot selling them. I've used them for cutting chain, for cutting nails, screws, and even cutting a lock that I lost the key to.

Im sure if I was stopped late at night, and had Bolt Cutters, a torch, hack saw, and a few other things in the back seat of my Pinto dressed in black it might be beleivable that I was up to no good, but not if its the middle of the day, I'm greasy, and have the receipt on the way home from the hardware store and they pull me over for whatever its not going to be an issue.
 

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StogieC said:
I'm getting ready to install new ez install Pushrods and Lifters. I know everyone says to use bolt cutters to remove the old pushrods but I don't have a set.

Is there any problem with using a Dremel cutting disk if I mask off the lifter block and clean off the debris before I remove the bottom piece of the old pushrod?
Buy bolt cutters...many uses. Stealing bikes at the local school yard. Cutting the padlock off your kids door when you need to find a joint. Breaking into the father-in-laws liquor cabinet. Opening your wifes porn collection. Oh yeh...and cutting stock pushrods.
 

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Sorry, but thats a load of crap...... Bolt cutters are used for many things around the house, hense Home Depot selling them. I've used them for cutting chain, for cutting nails, screws, and even cutting a lock that I lost the key to.

Im sure if I was stopped late at night, and had Bolt Cutters, a torch, hack saw, and a few other things in the back seat of my Pinto dressed in black it might be beleivable that I was up to no good, but not if its the middle of the day, I'm greasy, and have the receipt on the way home from the hardware store and they pull me over for whatever its not going to be an issue.
"Load of crap"... call it what you want Tibs, "experience speaking". AND I don't make it a habit of carrying all my receipts from over the years around in my vehicles, guess you do. Just telling you what happened to me. You do what you want, it was just information.

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"Load of crap"... call it what you want Tibs, "experience speaking". AND I don't make it a habit of carrying all my receipts from over the years around in my vehicles, guess you do. Just telling you what happened to me. You do what you want, it was just information.

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I was sorta speaking in the context of him going down to the store to buy a pair and coming home.

Yeah, riding around with that stuff all the time is way different then buying them and coming back home.

Didnt mean to imply you were full of crap, its a load of crap they would harrass you if thats what you were doing.
 
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