I would go ahead and finish up underneath and get the harmonic balancer on. Then mark the balancer with a sharpie (silver or black, depending on your balancer color) every 90 degrees, starting with the existing mark. First go across from the existing mark and mark that. Then split the distance again on both sides, and when done you should have 3 lines from the sharpie + 1 original line on the balancer. These lines should intersect with your timing tab.OK, today I want to install the harmonic balancer and do the valve adjustment or drop the engine and install the motor mount bolts to secure it back to the frame and install the starter and oil filter to be done with under the car work.
Probably just a buildup of old varnish. As long as the metal on the ball part looks OK and is not discolored blue you should be OK. It's an easy fix later if there is a problem.How do I know if I need to replace the rocker arm ball bearings ?
Some had to go on with more effort than others, seemed to get stuck a quarter to halfway down the stud so I used valvoline grease on the studs to ease the process...
Wondered if that was a sign of an potential issue ?
I got some extra cash to buy some new ones if needed...Probably just a buildup of old varnish. As long as the metal on the ball part looks OK and is not discolored blue you should be OK. It's an easy fix later if there is a problem.
If you want to put them on, then by all means go ahead. Grooves are presumably there for oiling purposes.I got some extra cash to buy some new ones if needed...
Mine didn't look blue in color.
What's the difference between the smooth rocker arm balls and the grooved rocker arm balls? They have some grooved rocker arm balls at my local auto parts store for 69 cents a piece..
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Should I use the grooved rocker Arm balls instead of the smooth ones that I have ?
I just don't want these to cause my camshaft or any valve train parts to fail during break in...
I don't know why, but I feel that I need new rocker arms, rocker balls, nuts, and push rods... correct me if I'm wrong.