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Hello there I recently had 2 bent exhaust valve due to a stripped timing belt. I had good compress on everything except number 1 cylinder. So I removed the head and took the cams out replaced the 2 bent valves. Now on reassembly I am having an issue that about half of my hydraulic cam followers are rock hard and those valves won't seat when I turn the cams by hand on the bench.
Anyone have any ideas as what to try or what I may have done wrong I am sure they were seating properly before I removed the cams. But now only half my valves are seating properly. Any info at all would be great.

So a couple of questions also is a hydraulic cam follower suppose to be springy or rock hard? Is there anyway to clean or fix -up a hydraulic cam follower?
 

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The lash adjusters will gradually bleed down over time after you have the cams installed. I usually assemble the head and leave it sit over night and in the mourning the valves are seated.
 
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