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Do I Need to Adjust the Valves?!?!

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#1 tundrabrat


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 10:21 PM

OK... I am planning to drop my freshly rebuilt engine (1985, Hydro Lifters) in this weekend.  I know that I do not have to adjust the valves every 15k like the pre 85 engines BUT I need to know if I am supposed to give them an initial adjustment/clearance setting.


If so... is it the same adjustment as the Non-Hydro Lifter motors?


I can't find this info anywhere.


Thanks for your help.

#2 the sucker king

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 11:47 PM

It is different from the solid lifter valve adjustment. Here is the procedure from "  how to keep your subaru alive". You should be able to download this and zoom in and read just fine, if not let me know. I would think the builder did this, but I dunno. Let us know how this goes, I have never done it.



#3 tundrabrat


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Posted 05 December 2013 - 01:06 AM

I'm the guy who built the engine ;)

Looks pretty straight forward.

You're my hero... Thanks man

Edited by tundrabrat, 05 December 2013 - 01:41 AM.

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