adjusting valves

Old 06-17-2011, 03:23 PM
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installed hyd flat tap cam how do you adjust valves for start up so i can break in cam without adjusting ? soaked lifters for a month in oil and primed oil system just need to now how to adjust them up thanks eric
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:09 PM
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I personally spin the push rod while tightening up the rocker with the opposite valve on that cylinder at max lift. when the push rod quits spinning tighten 3/4's turn.
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:21 PM
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k thank you i was thinking 1/4 or 1/2 turn but thanx eric
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:26 PM
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with engine idling slow, i back off rocker until it starts to clack, then tighten slowly till quiet, then another 1/2 turn...go thru them all...now they are all exactly the same...should be quiet under the hood when done...and listen to the exhaust...should be music :wink:
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:35 PM
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with exhaust valve starting to open, adjust intake
with intake starting to close adjust exhaust
1/4 to 1/2 turn
ask 10 guys this you will get 10 differnt ways
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by spib
with exhaust valve starting to open, adjust intake
with intake starting to close adjust exhaust
1/4 to 1/2 turn
ask 10 guys this you will get 10 differnt ways
ask 10 guys this you will get 10 differnt ways
ask 10 guys and you'll get 12 different ways.
The never ending "how to adjust vlaves " debate.
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