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Old 02-06-2005, 09:23 PM
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Pushrods: How straight is straight?

I rolled my pushrods across the kitchen counter and they seemed pretty straight. However, under some of them I could see a hair's width of daylight. Is this straight enough?

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Old 02-06-2005, 09:33 PM
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Could be low spots on the counter, could be a rod just slightly slightly bent, shouldn't hurt you. If you're at all worried, replace it, they aren't that expensive.
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Old 02-06-2005, 09:43 PM
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roll em on a piece of glass
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I think SAATR is right. They're probably slightly, but insignificantly bent.

I tried rolling them on glass anyway and they all rolled. Is that the result one looks for? If they can't roll then they too bent?
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Old 02-07-2005, 05:18 AM
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No more than push rods cost, if they re not perfectly straight I would replace them. I just don't think it is worth the risk.
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Old 02-07-2005, 06:13 AM
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agreed
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Old 02-07-2005, 12:20 PM
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push rods

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