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#3761 datsunfreak

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 07:04 AM

how difficult is it to replace a valve lash pad on an A10?

 

I've got a dead cylinder on mine and research here suggests a displaced lash pad might be the culprit.

 

If I don't find the lash pad on top of the head can they be purchased separately?

 

Not knowing your skill level it's hard to say, but moderately difficult.

 

Pull the valve cover and look. Start there, not on the internet.   ;)

 

Yes. And in several different heights to achieve the desired pattern wipe on the rocker. Which is important. 


It's your car, just don't ruin it.

 

It's also not my money, so i'll suggest the most expensive option. 

 

 


#3762 mhub91

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 07:37 AM

Whoa... Slow down...

Don't jump to conclusions cause the internet says so.

First, check valve adjustment, spark plugs, wires, compression.

While it's totally possible the rocker is damaged or worn, start with the basics.

"Keep it simple, stupid".

 

 


#3763 a.d._510_n_ok

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 09:31 AM

Whoa... Slow down...

Don't jump to conclusions cause the internet says so.

First, check valve adjustment, spark plugs, wires, compression.

While it's totally possible the rocker is damaged or worn, start with the basics.

"Keep it simple, stupid".


mhub, thanks! I had replaced plugs back in January and that didn't do it. I built a set of 8mm Accel plug wires for it a week later and that didn't do it. I changed fuel filter shortly after and that didn't help.

Last week, I put a new distributor cap on it (old one was about six years old and I had sanded the corrosion off the contacts at least once) and that didn't fix it. I put a new rotor in it today...the old one was....old....like I put it in the cap in 2008 right after I bought the car. It had a discolored spot in the front of the metal strip that I couldn't sand out but I've seen a lot of rotors with worse doing fine. After changing the rotor the engine idles better. The cylinder that was dead is cutting in and out so.....maybe it was a combination of bad fuel and compromised ignition components?
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Posted 19 April 2017 - 03:04 AM

I always recommend ( and tell my students!) start with the basics. Rent ( free at auto zone or O'Reillys) or buy a compression tester and make sure you pull ALL the plugs ( bad head gasket or crack can be hidden one at a time)! See what you have first ( facts) before you go from there. Visual check next ( what components look worn or different.). Good luck, keep us posted. Brad
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#3765 flatcat19

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 10:28 AM

Bump!!!


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 09:04 PM

Uncracked dash and tach cluster as of last month.

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