GUESS WHERE THE COMPRESSION WENT
RacinBob last edited by RacinBob
Brief update report from the shop by cousin Anthony.
Joys of living in a bachelor pad. Putting together a new cylinder head for the Camry. In my bedroom.
For those in the know, setting valve clearances in a bucket-shim setup is a daunting task. The process has tables and math involved. Yuck.
I probably should have checked lash at least once in 236k miles. But, I knew the adjustment procedure is a PITA.
Peter_Black last edited by
That just looks like what I have to do for the bikes.
Exage03040 last edited by Exage03040
Both my vehicles have this for valve adjustments.
Change them with the good stuff so neither make a tickity tap, thus I've never taken the valve cover off and probably never will with this nonsense.
pip bip last edited by
@racinbob noisy valves are fine
jayvincent last edited by
I'm overdue for re-setting the valve lash on my 226k mile Honda, fortunately it's a simple feeler gage procedure, no math tables involved. Good luck with the advanced course, you seem more well prepared for your adventure than I am for mine!
Old Busted Hotness last edited by
Puck that noise!
RacinBob last edited by
Actually that's not what happens if you don't adjust your valves in most cases. What happens is the valve seat wears and the valve sits higher and higher until there is no clearance. At that point the lack of clearance means the valve won't close and seal. At that point the leaking gas results in the valve/seat burning. In other words, no valve adjustment means they get quiet and then fail.....