241 Dodge Red Ram Hemi...HELP...

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Hannah1935
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241 Dodge Red Ram Hemi...HELP...

Post by Hannah1935 » Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:08 am

Hello..Did the 241 come with a stock solid lifer cam and lifters..
What would cause backfire through the exhaust only.
This is a new rebuild engine.
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ANDY241
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Post by ANDY241 » Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:30 pm

The 241 and 270 engines had hydraulic lifters. What was done to the motor? Heads milled?Valve job?

Hannah1935
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241 Dodge Hemi

Post by Hannah1935 » Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:18 pm

Hello..No, the engine has hydraulic lifters and cam..It is a new rebuild. Hot Heads reground the cam, rocker arms specialty put adjustable rockers and modified the exhaust rockers so I could use the stock Red Ram Valve Covers..
What I need to know is how to adjust the hydraulic valves..What is the correct procedure..
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Post by ANDY241 » Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:37 pm

I guess there are two ways. If the engine can be idled slow, You can adjust while running. Back off untill it clicks and tighten up some. There is a spec for the clearance at the valve with the lifter collapsed. I think it is .06 to .21. You would have to pull the pushrods and drain the lifters.This is a job best done before stating. You can find TDC for no 1 and go 180 out of rotation and set both of those . Continue around the firing order. I would try to set near the open limit.

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