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Old 04-09-2009, 03:31 PM   #1
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best place for valve adjustment?

where and how much should I expect for valve adjustment? My car is making metal tapping sounds that is louder from underneath the car (rises with RPMS)...definitely not injectors. All I can think of is valves out of spec
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price of feeler gauges and basic hand tools? do it yourself? its pretty simple.
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how many k's are on the engine? typically, valve lash doesn't need adjustment unless head work has been done.
a little tip to have an idea of how the feeler gauge should feel as you slide it through the gap is to use a good micrometer set to the required gap. slide the gauge finger through that first
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price of feeler gauges and basic hand tools? do it yourself? its pretty simple.
don't have skills
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how many k's are on the engine? typically, valve lash doesn't need adjustment unless head work has been done.
a little tip to have an idea of how the feeler gauge should feel as you slide it through the gap is to use a good micrometer set to the required gap. slide the gauge finger through that first
160000 kms...if it's not the valves, what could it be?
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which engine/car?
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it's a 1991 LS400...serviced regularly
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it's a 1991 LS400...serviced regularly
unfortunately, i'm unfamiliar and would rather give no advice than misguide you
maybe someone else can chime in
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what about a b18c1, when should adjustment me made?
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