I see only one sticky on checking valves at the very short 7,500 miles -has anyone else put enough miles to check theirs and how were they
There are a lot of threads on this site about this subject. Did my valves over the winter with I think somewhere around 23K km/18K miles. Most valves were within specification but on the tight end of the range. A few were slightly over. This seems typical given the other posts I have seen on this site. I ended up buying a few new shims and shifting the others around to put them all on the looser end of the range. It is relatively easy to do if you have some basic mechanical aptitude and understanding and a copy of the service manual you can download. The service manual takes you through the process step by step. Measure everything twice!I see only one sticky on checking valves at the very short 7,500 miles -has anyone else put enough miles to check theirs and how were they
What I do is to give a BLAST of compressed air into the spark-plug 'holes' BEFORE opening up the cams, etc, OR removing the spark-plugs. (So BASICALLY the engine is STILL SEALED when I do the BLAST before I commence 'opening' stuff)....Also be sure to plug the spark plug holes with clean paper towel and clean the engine first to avoid dirt and grit entering it when you open it up....