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Old 08-02-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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valve adjustments ?

without tuning a wrench, would you be able to tell if you if you needed your valves adjusted. or do you just have to go in there with the spacers and junk
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If they are really out of spec you can hear them tapping, but this can be misdiagnosed easily. Only sure bet is pulling valve covers and getting some feeler gauges in. Or consult maintenance schedule .
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without tuning a wrench, would you be able to tell if you if you needed your valves adjusted. or do you just have to go in there with the spacers and junk
Open dat hoe up.

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without tuning a wrench, would you be able to tell if you if you needed your valves adjusted. or do you just have to go in there with the spacers and junk
Yep. It takes "spacers and junk". Everyone tends to default toward loose, noisy, tapping, etc. when they think about valves being out of adjustment. But, it can go the other way, as well. Tolerances get tighter, and the valve can't close all the way, against the valve seat.

When this happens, the heat in the valve, and valve stem, cannot be transferred out, into the valve seat, and surrounding cylinder head. One of the ways that you end up burning valves, and really needing "to go in there".
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The easiest way to tell if your valves need adjusting is to consult your maintenance schedule.
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The easiest way to tell if your valves need adjusting is to consult your maintenance schedule.
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Yep. It takes "spacers and junk". Everyone tends to default toward loose, noisy, tapping, etc. when they think about valves being out of adjustment. But, it can go the other way, as well. Tolerances get tighter, and the valve can't close all the way, against the valve seat.

When this happens, the heat in the valve, and valve stem, cannot be transferred out, into the valve seat, and surrounding cylinder head. One of the ways that you end up burning valves, and really needing "to go in there".
This happens more frequently than getting "loose".
Seldom to the point of burning valves, but hard starting when hot, erratic idling and poor performance are good indicators that they're way too tight.
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This happens more frequently than getting "loose".
Seldom to the point of burning valves, but hard starting when hot, erratic idling and poor performance are good indicators that they're way too tight.
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