No, Mr. Lemmywinks, No!!!
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Harriman, TN
If the follower fell off again, that valve is bent where it kissed a valve, usually by over-revving.
That's how I broke mine.
Now, because the bent valve won't slide freely in the valveguide, the cam pushed the valve down, the follower fell out, the piston pushed the valve back up; then the follower will rattle around, banging off various stuff until it finds a quiet spot to lay.
It will drive poorly on 7 cylinders, with really crappy gas mileage.
You need a set of PI heads and intake to put on your block; that's perky.
Red '96 Cougar XR-7 240k mi. '02 4R70W, PST DS : '03 PI engine, 04 maf, 24lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, '02 4r70w + Jmod, DirtyD0g TC + cooler + 3/8" lines, 255 walbro fp. Alpine system.
Black '96 Cougar XR-7 (Lazarus) 210k mi PI Intake, '02 4R70W, Jmod, PST DS, GrogTune, Konis, Mark LCA+Poly, racecougar Custom Engine Chain, and JL and racecougar Bracing.
Black '97 Tbird Limited Edition, '02 4R70W, 255 walbro, PST DS, PBR Brakes&SS lines, Toicko Blues & Springs, GrogTune.
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