# Setting Valve Clearance Question

31 replies to this topic
• # tech24

Posted February 04, 2010 - 10:54 AM

lol, wheres the buttons on that thing at?

• # usp4u

Posted February 04, 2010 - 11:11 AM

new shim size = current clearance + current shim - desired clearance

yeah well your "new shim size" would be "x"....Waa-Laa, Algebra !

P.S.-ever notice if using the Hot Cams shim kits that many of the shims that are labeled the same are not ground to the same thickness.

• # grayracer513

Posted February 04, 2010 - 11:35 AM

yeah well your "new shim size" would be "x"....Waa-Laa, Algebra !

It's subtraction. By that logic, everything is algebra.

"A band conductor wants chairs set up for his concert. It's a 52 piece band, and he wants 4 rows of chairs, each with two fewer chairs than the one behind it. How many chairs are in the back row?"

That's algebra.

Never used the Hot Cams kit. Waste of money unless you're running a small shop. Interesting to know though. Imagine putting the "right" shim in and getting the wrong result.

...And it's "voilà", by the way.

• # usp4u

Posted February 04, 2010 - 12:12 PM

I reject your algebra and foreign language action, Gray.

Hot Cams kit: I have two sets of both size shims as I do the valves for several people that are either lazy, ignorant, cheap or all of the above. (Usually charge a case of beer or "clean my garage".) The kits have three of each size of these two will generally differ by a few thou. All will differ by a few ten-thou. Gotta mic each one.

• # tech24

Posted February 04, 2010 - 12:32 PM

It's subtraction. By that logic, everything is algebra.

That's algebra.

Never used the Hot Cams kit. Waste of money unless you're running a small shop. Interesting to know though. Imagine putting the "right" shim in and getting the wrong result.

...And it's "voilà", by the way.

10 chairs

• # grayracer513

Posted February 04, 2010 - 01:25 PM

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• # jayh300

Posted February 04, 2010 - 01:35 PM

10 front.... 16 back.... that is what my daughter has problems with word problems....

10 + 12 + 14 + 16 = 52

• # TheHarp

Posted February 04, 2010 - 01:37 PM

"A band conductor wants chairs set up for his concert. It's a 52 piece band, and he wants 4 rows of chairs, each with two fewer chairs than the one behind it. How many chairs are in the back row?"

Trick question...percussion instrument players don't use chairs.

• # tech24

Posted February 04, 2010 - 01:40 PM

• # grayracer513

Posted February 04, 2010 - 01:42 PM

• # jayh300

Posted February 04, 2010 - 01:43 PM

hey man... just been doing alot of 6th grade math lately.....

• # tech24

Posted February 04, 2010 - 01:45 PM

yeah well I tried to use an algebraic equation to solve and I failed miserably. Writing numbers down on paper was much easier for me...lol and I used to be good at this stuff

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