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Re: Q's about valve adjustment
« on: February 10, 2018, 01:24:35 pm »
Examine the rocker bearing carefully.  Any play up or down is the tell.  If you have any replace them before selecting shims. You didn't see any movement so I think you are in good shape.  As for getting tighter clearances all I can say is tight side of the range isn't necessarily bad.  Although I prefer the mid range. If you know the reading / setting from the last check compare it to the new check.  If it got tighter then keep an eye on it.  It could mean that the valve is pounding it's way into the seat bringing the stem closer to the rocker.  This would be not so good.  My easy chair opinion is that is not happening.  My experience on this engine is once the engine has a few thousand miles on it the clearances will not change unless the rocker goes bad.