I think the item you are referring for me to look into is a Lash Pad as its stated in my service manual.. Which seems to be perfectly intact.
The guy that sold me the car told me it over heated once and he had to repair a gasket.
He told me the mechanic that worked on it for him kind of brushed him off when he took it back to say it's running rough.
I called the mechanic personally and he told me "it has bent valves because the guy ran 10 year old gas through the engine"
Mind you this is the only mechanic that has ever worked on this car, the old owner told me his mother threw 1500 to get the gasket repair and it hasn't driven right ever since.
The old owner also claimed when he took it to the mechanic before when it was running rough, he would put his stethescope over the injectors and with just a little tap he would make it "purr like a kitten"
Now, I do believe in the story of the old owner, although I feel like the mechanic might've done a messed up job. And he specializes in these cars as well....
Is it possible to get bent valves from running super old gas through the engine?
I'm being told it's impossible by my peers.
I'm going to adjust the rocker arms using the lock screw you mentioned which by the way I am very grateful for your responses. Once they are on i'll start the car after assembling the engine and see if they get tipped off or not.
The day of selling it we were able to start the car and drive around the block a couple of times, it just didn't look like the car could make it past 40mph.
It's my first time getting deep into mechanics, and hopefully this is gonna be a successful first project. I'm also considering running a blog as i progress which would be great for a total newbie to follow up with.
Thank you smj999smj
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