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Old 12-29-2012, 07:52 AM
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If you are gonna have the springs off why not just replace them with the correct spring that matches the cam? I think thats what caused the spring failure to start with, whoever built the motor didn't match the springs to the cam and just assumed, "well these are Dart heads so the springs will handle the cam". How much metal did you see? I would definately drain the oil and cut the filter and see what you have going thru your motor, put a magnetic plug back in. If you have a small but pretty strong magnet, as soon as you pull the drain plug, stick it over the hole and let the oil drain over it and see what you catch on the magnet. JMO. but I do wish you the best on whatever path you choose to take.
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