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Are Flimsy Pushrods Costing You Power? Try This At-Home Valvetrain Stiffness Test To Find Out!

May 24, 2018 / by Jeff Smith

Flex in the valvetrain means less valve lift and less airflow into the cylinder. Could a floppy valvetrain be holding your engine back? This simple test allows you to evaluate your valvetrain with simple tools to gauge its stiffness.

Engine building is all about attending to the details. The professionals know that all is not as it seems when it comes to something as simple as valve lift. We had an opportunity to discuss this with Ben Strader, president of EFI University, where he and his staff not only teach engine building and EFI tuning, but also apply what they learn on the dyno. Amid a day-long discussion concerning engine building, Strader mentioned that one of the best ways to evaluate



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