Fair enough, always nice to save some cash when you can. [thumb]I was asking cause I built the motor myself so I dont have any other recommendations to go off of
So how do you set the valve lash on V8 push rod engines?These engines are not like pushrod V8's that have constant pressure on the cam lobes. Our valvetrain has much less mass, and when not opening a valve, there is clearance between the tappet and lobe. The zetec cams don't use bearings, uses the aluminum as a bearing. The lobes are hardened, and nitrided in most cases. Just as Tom mentioned, as long as you have oil pressure, it will be fine.
Race engines are not all we build , and I have a US mail jeep that been delivering mail for 15 years and has one of our engines in it now with over 350,000 miles on it with no break in oil used , we have race engines where the owners mentality is its still winning races why rebuild it and thats been 3 years racing weekends now , no break in oils usedof all of those "race" associations that you mentioned were any of them Daily driven engines? Or were they all rebuilt during or after every season? How many of them were built to last 300k?