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Old 03-02-2006, 01:30 AM   #1
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Well I've finally narrowed the noise down in my car. So i'm gonna replace all the lifters and pushrods and rocker arms. The only problem is I can't seem to find a good set of regular replacement rocker arms anywhere. Who knows of a good place to get them. Also is it always necessary to replace anything else when doing lifters? I figure i'll stay on the safe side by replacing the rockers and the pushrods.
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You should really have to replace the rockers. I'm guessing your noise is comming from the lifters.
Edit: I'm an idiot. I ment you shouldn't have to replace the rockers.
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Where is a good place to get factory replacement rocker arms?
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www.gmpartsdirect.com
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GM PART # 12344051
CATEGORY: Engine Valve Rocker Arm
PACK QTY: 1 CORE CHARGE: $0.00
GM LIST: $34.62
OUR PRICE: $19.73
DESCRIPTION: ARM & PIV
Assuming you choose to change them. I agree with the lifters. If you want stockers:

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GM PART # 17122490
CATEGORY: Engine Valve Lifter
PACK QTY: 1 CORE CHARGE: $0.00
GM LIST: $48.94
OUR PRICE: $24.47
DESCRIPTION: LIFTER
Seek a second source to verify these numbers based on the cost of them. Email GMPD directly with your year, model, and VIN for verification.
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any other place have rockers cheaper or some other alternatives?
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what about the gm part number for the pushrods?
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Is this the 94 SSEi we are talking about?

You should be able to get new rockers from Advance auto parts... The Pivot on the 93-95 3800 engines are roller bearing pivots... The wear on the rocker pushrod seat should be at a minimum the same goes for the tip of the rocker..

On an older 3800 with a Pivot which is metal aginst metal, the pivots and rockers do tend to wear... But this is not normally the case with the 93-95 series I engines...

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what about the gm part number for the pushrods?
www.gmpartsdirect.com > catalog > input year/model > mechanical tab > Engine/heads/vlaves, look for your parts.
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Yes, these are all parts I need for the 94 SSEi. Check out a couple of my previous posts to find out about what i'm talking about with all these noises my engine is making.
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I'll bet a set of aluminum roller rockers are cheaper than stockers at $20 per. That'* a little nuts.

I got a set of el cheapo Crane roller rockers for the car in the pic below for $180 from Summit, and it'* got 2 more cylinders.
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