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    01-01-2021, 10:36 PM
    kavesh replied to a thread Holden 308 H in Holden V8's
    Yes massive learning curve, not to mention the frustration and many swear words in between. I do agree that the wrong parts were supplied, to...
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    31-12-2020, 05:17 PM
    kavesh replied to a thread Holden 308 H in Holden V8's
    Thanks guys, it really has been a long journey. I am just so happy that we managed to find the source of the problem, those bloody valve lifters....
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    30-12-2020, 11:31 PM
    kavesh replied to a thread Holden 308 H in Holden V8's
    Hey guys:D The piston on the oil pump was seized and I was not able to remove it. Fortunately I had a old pump which had a free relief piston, so...
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    29-12-2020, 07:55 PM
    kavesh replied to a thread Holden 308 H in Holden V8's
    I will remove the spring and put the bolt back on and give the motor a crank or 2 to drop the pump piston, then will clean and confirm free movement...
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    29-12-2020, 04:42 PM
    kavesh replied to a thread Holden 308 H in Holden V8's
    With the 308, please explain how does one set or check lifter pre-load? The 308 has non adjustable valve train, rockers are slowly just bolted down ...
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    29-12-2020, 04:38 PM
    kavesh replied to a thread Holden 308 H in Holden V8's
    When I mentioned bars I was referring to bars of pressure. Sorry if I was not clear before, My gauge reads in bars of pressure and not PSI. 1 bar =...
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    29-12-2020, 04:28 PM
    kavesh replied to a thread Holden 308 H in Holden V8's
    Thanks Jase, but really I am just so grateful for this forum where everyone shares advice so readily. My budget is really blown so for now its going...
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    29-12-2020, 12:29 AM
    kavesh replied to a thread Holden 308 H in Holden V8's
    Guys I will respond to all the comments above soon. I need to further update now. Using chev L6 lifters I needed to file a couple of rocker bridges...
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    27-12-2020, 05:30 PM
    kavesh replied to a thread Holden 308 H in Holden V8's
    I have already explored the option of swapping out the internals, completely different design and wont fit. I am just so pleased that I have in all...
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    26-12-2020, 10:50 PM
    kavesh replied to a thread Holden 308 H in Holden V8's
    Guys check out this video please. https://youtu.be/3x-nkB-25vc Would you agree that I have found the source of my problem?
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    26-12-2020, 07:16 PM
    kavesh replied to a thread Holden 308 H in Holden V8's
    Ok, so I have switched the pushrods on the drivers side bank and surprisingly it did reduce flow a little, but there is still much there. I have...
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    26-12-2020, 04:47 PM
    kavesh replied to a thread Holden 308 H in Holden V8's
    Thanks for the feedback and yes we are still not sure where the problem is? I asked before and I think everyone missed it with regards to the...
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    26-12-2020, 12:00 AM
    kavesh replied to a thread Holden 308 H in Holden V8's
    Check out the latest video i have taken. Bear in mind that this was a cold engine start and the oil is thick so it would not just drain like warm...
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    25-12-2020, 11:57 PM
    kavesh replied to a thread Holden 308 H in Holden V8's
    I doubt there are any machine shops that are able to reface lifters in SA. We just don't have that skill and besides labour rates are too high to...
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    25-12-2020, 11:55 PM
    kavesh replied to a thread Holden 308 H in Holden V8's
    Check out the video on startup. Oil gets to the top rather fast in my opinion. What do you guys think? https://youtu.be/GHONRg2pNPA
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