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    Is there a rule of thumb or how often should you run valves when running a Solid camshaft? I am thinking about going that route on my Ford and would like to have an idea of what I am getting into before making the investment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1980condor460 View Post
    Is there a rule of thumb or how often should you run valves when running a Solid camshaft? I am thinking about going that route on my Ford and would like to have an idea of what I am getting into before making the investment.

    Thanks for the help.
    No, too many variables for any hard-fast rule. You didn't specify a solid flat tappet or roller. A flat tappet with mild spring pressure can go almost forever between adjustments whereas a roller with spring pressure that is matched to the roller lifters should be checked often. There are secondary reasons to run the valves but no less important is to inspect your valvetrain for bent pushrods, broken valve springs, and a gaggle of other problems associated with high valve spring pressure needed for a solid roller.
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    He suggested Solid Roller. It sounds like I will need to check often and learn to listen for problems if I go that route?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1980condor460 View Post
    He suggested Solid Roller. It sounds like I will need to check often and learn to listen for problems if I go that route?
    Alot will depend on the cam profile, spring pressure, quality of related components and your intended use.
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