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adjusting valves on 99 forester sohc
Posted 03 December 2011 - 10:35 AM
Posted 03 December 2011 - 11:51 AM
Posted 03 December 2011 - 03:07 PM
Posted 03 December 2011 - 06:55 PM
You can also stick a screwdriver through the spark plug hole to confirm TDC.
Intake valves tend to loosen up over time while exhaust valves tend to tighten due to higher rates of cam/rocker wear and valve seat wear, respectively. If you confirm this is indeed the case with your engine, adjust intake valves to the lowest specified limit and exhaust valves to the highest specified limit. Specified ranges should be on a sticker on the underside of your hood.
Also order up a new set of valve cover gaskets and spark plug well seals.
You can PM me and I'll send you a pdf. of the procedure from the FSM.
Edited by hohieu, 03 December 2011 - 09:23 PM.
Posted 03 December 2011 - 06:57 PM
Posted 04 December 2011 - 12:37 AM
these are really straight forward. nothing odd about them. loosen the nut, adjust, tighten the nut. just make sure the rocker is relaxed when you do it.
Thanks for the link. This was a big help to me!
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