3rd time is the charm

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61SuperMonza
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3rd time is the charm

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So I got a little ahead of myself the other day. I thought my hot valve adjustment went great and the next day I was humbled. It was as if I had gotten nowhere. It was better but not like when I finished the day before. So I went at it again and got it sounding great and I was happy but this time I left the valve adjusting covers on just it case. The next day started it again and I had more noise. It was down to 2 valves, and after the 3rd time I have it. They were both ond the muffler bank (turbo engine). Muffler side is a pain. Very pleased with the results. The next valve adjustment will be cold. Here's a picture of my babe. Now she sounds as good as she looks.
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Re: 3rd time is the charm

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Nice!


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:think: I might guess that some of the hydraulic lifter pistons/bores have some chemical deposit buildup in them which perhaps is affecting the valve adjustment(s) — sometimes changing the outcome the next day as the engine operation and oil circulation performs a little "self cleaning" action. Just a suggestion: Perhaps a cleaning product like Marvel Mystery Oil will help to remove deposits from your hydraulic lifters.
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At the next oil/filter change, subtract one quart from the amount of engine oil and replace it with one quart of Marvel Mystery Lubricating Oil.
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Re: 3rd time is the charm

Post by 66vairguy »

What your are describing is unusual. What was your "hot" valve adjustment procedure? The consensus is to adjust 1/2 turn down slowly AFTER the clicking stops. It's difficult to hear the valves while adjusting them unless the muffler is installed, tough to do with a Turbo or single exhaust car.

While adjusting the valves with a warm running engine can be work, I find it's foolproof when done correctly (exhaust muffled). The "cold" adjustment process takes an experienced person to do it correctly. It's very easy to be off on the cold adjustment.

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I used the method you described. The first time I used a 1/4 turn of preload. When I went back I used a 1/2 turn. As stated the muffler was my issue. Its sorted out now.

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