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Post  BigRigTech on February 14th 2016, 6:28 pm

With a good running engine, good oil pressure and clean oil filters considered - how often do you guys with stock blocks/cranks check the bottom end? I'm turning my 472" 6500-7000 in good air, it has about 70'ish passes on it since the dyno. I was going to pull the engine anyways to take the tranny over for a free checkup (my tranny sponsor wants to see it every winter on his dime Wink ) and fix a pesky tranny leak.
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Post  dfree383 on February 14th 2016, 7:00 pm

Gaskets are cheap, if it's out I'd take a quick peak and check over the valvetrain too.
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Post  BigRigTech on February 14th 2016, 7:41 pm

This is true...I'd just hate to create a leak that isn't there now LOL...I check my valve-train after every race.
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Post  dfree383 on February 14th 2016, 8:38 pm

BigRigTech wrote:This is true...I'd just hate to create a leak that isn't there now LOL...I check my valve-train after every race.

Pull the lifters..... And inspect the cam too
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Post  BigRigTech on February 14th 2016, 8:52 pm

It's a SFT deal but I suppose I could take a peak.
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Post  69F100 on February 14th 2016, 9:44 pm

I checked mine every winter on my 460 now that I have the new front end it is easy to check the bottom end jack it up and put it on jackstands and drop the pan
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Post  bbf-falcon on February 14th 2016, 11:07 pm

dfree383 wrote:Gaskets are cheap, if it's out I'd take a quick peak and check over the valvetrain too.

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Post  cool40 on February 14th 2016, 11:13 pm

If the filter is always clean I wouldn't fix what ain't broke. Cool
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Post  BigRigTech on February 14th 2016, 11:51 pm

I started running Jomar filters last summer and the first one I cut open was clean too.
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Post  supervel45 on February 14th 2016, 11:59 pm

cool40 wrote:If the filter is always clean I wouldn't fix what ain't broke. Cool


X2 and what are you going to look at on a SFT if lash is good. Don't wear out the bolts.

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Post  BigRigTech on February 15th 2016, 12:34 am

I guess I'll see what the filter on it now says and go from there.
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