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Old 11-28-2012, 01:14 PM
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Default Dodge Cummins 24 valve Rocker Arms

I need to remove my rocker arms to re-torque my head bolts & I looked in my Dodge manual for a procedure for removing the Rocker Arms and it just said remove the 10 mm rocker hold down bolt keep the pairs together in the order they came off. So do I need to rotate motor to re-leave the valve spring tension for the pair I am removing or can I just remove the rockers without re-leaving the tension on the valve spring.

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Old 11-28-2012, 06:53 PM
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In my 3 different books, haynes, chiltons, chiltons, it does not say to turn the engine over to releive the spring tension. It may be easier to put everything back on if there is no tension on the rockers when re-installing them. The pedestal bolts need to be torqued at 27 ftlbs.(36 NM).
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Nope, you don't need to relieve the spring tension. When you loosen the bolts the tension will be relieved. You also don't need to turn the engine over when reinstalling them either.
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Thanks Guys that's exactly what I needed to know.
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I forgot to tell you, if you back off the adjusters then you don't have the valve spring to fight with. You can leave them loose so that when you get the rocker arms back on you can adjust your valves.
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I forgot to tell you, if you back off the adjusters then you don't have the valve spring to fight with. You can leave them loose so that when you get the rocker arms back on you can adjust your valves.
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