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Old 11-12-2012, 07:20 AM
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Just one or two.

If this is a flat-tappet cam, make sure that your engine is well-primed (i.e. oil coming from all rocker arms), and that you have added some ZDDP additive.
If you're running dual springs on your valves, you should remove the inner springs to reduce the spring seat pressure. (You won't need them at this comparatively low RPM range.)
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