Yamaha XT 350 valve adjustment ...ggrrrrrrr
Posted 16 September 2006 - 10:07 AM
Has anybody actually adjusted ther valves on a yamaha TT/XT 350 That could give me some advice? I cant seem to get the tool in the right(any) position to just depress the lifter so the shim can be removed
Posted 16 September 2006 - 01:22 PM
Air rushing from the spark plug hole when the engine is rotated identifies the copression stroke.
Not trying to be condescending;; you may be trying to work on the valves at the wrong TDC position.
Posted 16 September 2006 - 02:09 PM
Thanks for the reply, no offence taken on double checking the obvious, Been know to pull some doosies. ...But not this time.
Five hours later, and after educating my kids with language I haven't used since the navy.....the shims are out and have figured the correct shims I need. Needless to say, none of them slid out, it took some delicate prying to get them to lift out of the lifter. I THINK the problem is the tool is just a hair to wide and binding the shim and the lifter at the same time. I have taken the liberty to narrow the overall width a little with a file and will make a follow up post once the job is done.
Any other input would be very much appreciated, there was'nt much to find on a search of the XT350 DIY valve adjustment.
Posted 16 September 2006 - 09:07 PM
The other method I used was to pay the shop to do it. I will never own another shim and bucket engine.
Posted 22 September 2006 - 06:01 AM
Thank you guys for all the responses.
Posted 26 September 2006 - 10:52 AM
Have any of you other XT350 owners experienced timing chains stretching or failure of the automatic tensioner? I'm on my second XT350 and the chain is also stretched. Does anyone make a manual tensioner?
Posted 16 March 2009 - 02:57 PM
Posted 16 March 2009 - 05:01 PM
if you have the cam bolts out, make shure you clean and locktight them!! one fell out and cost me my new chain and a lower case. expensive lesson.
Posted 16 March 2009 - 05:20 PM
+2 on the poor quality tensioner. Should be a maintenance item, at 7.5K miles, replace.