Valve Retainer - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > General Tech
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

General Tech Have a question that is not covered by one of the other categories? This is the forum for all other items not specifically covered in other categories.

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-11-2003, 04:57   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 84
Valve Retainer

Some of you guys may have read my frustrations re the noisy Tremec box in my TE50. Well it was all made worse by the fact that the vehicle had dropped a valve. I was told they replaced valve, valve retainer and roller rocker. An assembly error. Vehicle much better now. Only had 3800 kms on the clock. I was told this was the first mechanical failure of the AU3 TE50. I do love it still, but I am a bit nervous that the mechanic assembling my stroker was having a bad day.
VenomTE50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-11-2003, 05:30   #2 (permalink)
Shh i'm huntin more power
 
Jase_ELXR8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 1,764
The guy that assembled your stroker didn't assemble the heads.
Jase_ELXR8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2003, 12:58   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 84
Valve retainer

I better stop cursin' the guys name on the tappet cover!
VenomTE50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2003, 13:11   #4 (permalink)
Two SC 61's = trouble
 
ebxr8240's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Penrith,nswAus/Morrinville.NZ
Age: 60
Posts: 6,360
Ah he may not have assembled the heads BUT what could have caused it ?? Could be the assembly of r/ rockers etc ??Especailly that they replaced the rocker!! I'd check to see if there is any marks on the rocker arm where it may have made contact with valve retainer... Poping out the keepers-valve ???
__________________
Don't be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark...Professionals built the Titanic!
.
Tuned & maintained by "Peppertree Perfmormance". Dart block, Scat 4340 steel crank, Custom C.P pistons.Oliver rods.. Mal Wood twin plate clutch.. Twin SC61/2's,482 rwkw/ 645 rwhp..
Passengers, myocardial infarction material..
R.I.P Possum...
ebxr8240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2003, 14:16   #5 (permalink)
Shh i'm huntin more power
 
Jase_ELXR8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 1,764
The rockers bolt on to the mount and as they are on a shaft there is no alignment to be done. I would say you have actually had a component fail (be it valve, retainer, or collet) and as the vavle has dropped the spring has shot up with the retainer and damaged the rocker. They are only aluminium and would be damaged easily.
Jase_ELXR8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > General Tech



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Valve Spring Retainer Failure VenomTE50 Cleveland Tech 4 02-03-2003 15:28
BA Falcon Engine Reveal RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 0 09-04-2002 07:27
Valve Lash Adjuster Repair Kits Aussiblue General Tech 8 01-10-2002 08:57
Help me please!! musatangfun641/2 Ford Mustang Forum 4 03-02-2001 19:12

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:29.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.