Q: Do i have to change the pushrods if i change the valve lifters

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I'm replacing head gasket and lifters. Do i have to change the pushrods as well

My car has 300000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

It’s not mandatory, but replacing hollow pushrods ensures that no debris is stuck in them that can come out later and end up in your new lifters. It can be time consuming to clean them, but if you decide to reuse pushrods they should be cleaned out as well as you can.

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