Cheat valve clearance- loose or tight?

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  • donutman126

Posted July 16, 2005 - 11:41 PM


When selecting shims for valve adjustment do you “cheat” loose or tight? I am thinking the valve/seat wear along with stem stretch will tighten the clearance faster then cam/bucket wear will loosen it. I have the luxury of some factory “tweener” shims to choose from and I am thinking going to the upper end of the tolerance to extend periods between adjustments.
When you guys find your valves out of spec are they tight or loose? Thanks
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  • Rich_in_Orlando

Posted July 17, 2005 - 02:38 AM


"cheat" loose - they tighten up over time


Posted July 17, 2005 - 05:05 AM


I always go to the loose side when I set valves :applause:


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