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valve tick after adjustment

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Old 03-08-2007, 03:53 AM
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I did a valve adjustment (twice in fact after the first didn't quite satisfy me) and now I seem to hear slightly
more valve tick noise. Do you hear more noise when the clearance is greater (looser) or smaller (tighter)?

Also, I notice that when I turn the engine off, the engine stops sooner than I "think" it did before the adjustment.
My guess is that I had tight valve clearance and some of the valves were slightly open... leading to less resistance
on the cylinders with more blow by gas. Now with the greater clearance, the valves probably sit flush and cause greater resistance to the moving cylinders during engine slow down. Am I right?

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Old 03-11-2007, 04:53 AM
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my bad. lookin at the manual, the picture was confusing and I adjusted the valves using the
clearance between the cam and the rocker arm. for my '93 dx, the clearance was supposed to be
based on the space between the valve and the rocker. i had another car where i had to adjust
the clearance on the cam and got confused.
 
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Old 03-11-2007, 10:33 AM
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Default RE: valve tick after adjustment

yeah you have to do it on the other side of the rocker arm that pushes against the valve
 
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Just be careful when your doing it and go loose if in doubt. LOL It took me three trys to get it right. So good luck.
 
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