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I'm in the process of rebuilding a 2000 350 rancher es 4X4 and got the pushrods mixed up from the original position.:frown: I noticied the manual states replace the push rods in the original hole it came from. Will this cause premature failure? What do yall recommend I do? I also noticed the valve adjuster screws looked worn with sharp edges, is that normal wear and tear? I was not doing anything to the head since the valves looked good and passed a solvent test. I'm going to replaced the valve seals since they came in the top end gasket set. Thanks for any advise....
 

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Well I'm not expert by any means but I'd think that sharp points maybe aren't good. One of the experts will be around shortly to give you usable information. LOL
 

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Are you talking about sharp points at the top where you turn them to adjust them? Maybe someone tried to use pliers to turn them and rounded them off.

I doubt if it will matter that much about the push rods. It doesn't matter now, anyway, it's too late and there's nothing you can do. I would just put them back in and after you run it for a while, just check the valves again. I don't think it will hurt it at all, though.
 

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The bottom of the tappet adjusters screws that ride on the top of the valve stem looked worn with sharp edges. One even had a fine shaving sticking out to the side. I just bought this atv not running knowing it needed a top end. Who ever rebuilt it may not have adjusted the valves right is what I'm thinking. I guess I need to buy new tappet adjuster screws? The top of the valve stem looks good.
 

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The bottom of the tappet adjusters screws that ride on the top of the valve stem looked worn with sharp edges. One even had a fine shaving sticking out to the side. I just bought this atv not running knowing it needed a top end. Who ever rebuilt it may not have adjusted the valves right is what I'm thinking. I guess I need to buy new tappet adjuster screws? The top of the valve stem looks good.
Yeah, I would replace the adjuster screws.

BTW, make sure there's not any burrs on the end of the push rods before you put them back in and don't forget to check the holes to make sure they aren't stopped up.
 

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No problem, We all love to help out, but some here just have tons and tons of experience and some do not. LOL We all help when we can.
 

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I'm in the process of rebuilding a 2000 350 rancher es 4X4 and got the pushrods mixed up from the original position.:frown: I noticied the manual states replace the push rods in the original hole it came from. Will this cause premature failure? What do yall recommend I do? I also noticed the valve adjuster screws looked worn with sharp edges, is that normal wear and tear? I was not doing anything to the head since the valves looked good and passed a solvent test. I'm going to replaced the valve seals since they came in the top end gasket set. Thanks for any advise....
nah..it won't hurt the push rods any if you mixed them up...i've never seen anything bad happen..but..then again..this new models with push rods are all new to me...but..the manual always tells you to put stuff back into the same place..i think you will be fine..just replace the valve screw thing..and yer good to go.
 

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I'm in the process of rebuilding a 2000 350 rancher es 4X4 and got the pushrods mixed up from the original position.:frown: I noticied the manual states replace the push rods in the original hole it came from. Will this cause premature failure? What do yall recommend I do? I also noticed the valve adjuster screws looked worn with sharp edges, is that normal wear and tear? I was not doing anything to the head since the valves looked good and passed a solvent test. I'm going to replaced the valve seals since they came in the top end gasket set. Thanks for any advise....
nah..it won't hurt the push rods any if you mixed them up...i've never seen anything bad happen..but..then again..this new models with push rods are all new to me...but..the manual always tells you to put stuff back into the same place..i think you will be fine..just replace the valve screw thing..and yer good to go.

Yeah they say to do the same thing on cars with pushrods and lifters ect.. I've mixed them up before and had no problems..
 

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I'm in the process of rebuilding a 2000 350 rancher es 4X4 and got the pushrods mixed up from the original position.:frown: I noticied the manual states replace the push rods in the original hole it came from. Will this cause premature failure? What do yall recommend I do? I also noticed the valve adjuster screws looked worn with sharp edges, is that normal wear and tear? I was not doing anything to the head since the valves looked good and passed a solvent test. I'm going to replaced the valve seals since they came in the top end gasket set. Thanks for any advise....
nah..it won't hurt the push rods any if you mixed them up...i've never seen anything bad happen..but..then again..this new models with push rods are all new to me...but..the manual always tells you to put stuff back into the same place..i think you will be fine..just replace the valve screw thing..and yer good to go.
No, it won't hurt it. I always put every part I can back in the same place like the manuals say, but if you don't it usually ain't a big deal. I even try to put the bolts back in the same place even if they're the same size.
 

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I'm in the process of rebuilding a 2000 350 rancher es 4X4 and got the pushrods mixed up from the original position.:frown: I noticied the manual states replace the push rods in the original hole it came from. Will this cause premature failure? What do yall recommend I do? I also noticed the valve adjuster screws looked worn with sharp edges, is that normal wear and tear? I was not doing anything to the head since the valves looked good and passed a solvent test. I'm going to replaced the valve seals since they came in the top end gasket set. Thanks for any advise....
nah..it won't hurt the push rods any if you mixed them up...i've never seen anything bad happen..but..then again..this new models with push rods are all new to me...but..the manual always tells you to put stuff back into the same place..i think you will be fine..just replace the valve screw thing..and yer good to go.

Yeah they say to do the same thing on cars with pushrods and lifters ect.. I've mixed them up before and had no problems..
lol four..for some reason..i was thinking that same thing as i was typping it..lmfao.
 

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nah..it won't hurt the push rods any if you mixed them up...i've never seen anything bad happen..but..then again..this new models with push rods are all new to me...but..the manual always tells you to put stuff back into the same place..i think you will be fine..just replace the valve screw thing..and yer good to go.

Yeah they say to do the same thing on cars with pushrods and lifters ect.. I've mixed them up before and had no problems..
lol four..for some reason..i was thinking that same thing as i was typping it..lmfao.
The ONLY reason I can say that it might matter is like on my lawn mower with a OHV Briggs the push rods are different materials.. Exhaust is like steel and intake is aluminum.. I can understand not mixing the up then but if they are all the same and in good shape.. IMO it doesn't matter.
 

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Yeah they say to do the same thing on cars with pushrods and lifters ect.. I've mixed them up before and had no problems..
lol four..for some reason..i was thinking that same thing as i was typping it..lmfao.
The ONLY reason I can say that it might matter is like on my lawn mower with a OHV Briggs the push rods are different materials.. Exhaust is like steel and intake is aluminum.. I can understand not mixing the up then but if they are all the same and in good shape.. IMO it doesn't matter.
They're made out of the same thing on the Rancher.
 

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Yeah the only reason for putting them back in the same holes is if there is some wear differences from one to the other it might start tapping but most of the time if there is a wear problem they will tap anyway.
 

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Your very welcome. Not that I helped any though.
 
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