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Donald, Small Engine Technician
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I have a generac with a model 350775 moter and it bent a

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i have a generac with a model 350775 moter and it bent a push rod but i dont know why
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Hello, and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. Many times this problem is caused by either a loose valve guide, or a sticking valve.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I did se a valve guide seal that was not down on the value guide
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

The lobe on your cam shaft, pushes your push rod upward, in order to pivot your rocker arm, to open your valve. If you rocker arm comes to a stop, before your valve fully opens, your push rod will bend. Your seal likely moved, when your valve guide moved.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Your rocker arm is very likely pushing against your valve guide ...