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Old 04-30-2007, 09:14 PM   #26
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Awesome job helping us with this write up and all man.. Gives me sumthing to do when i get time off again .. bout how much time do you think it should take for first timer's... About how much time should we set aside for doing the entire procedure. Would 2 hour do..or would this be a afternoon job.
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Are intake and exhaust done at the same time?

For example, start with cylinder 1 at TDC. Make adjustments for the intake and exhaust, then move to cylinder 3? Or do intake for 1-4 then exhaust 1-4?

I'm not sure if it matters, but I thought I'd just throw it out there.

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Already been answered but yes, you adjust all 4 valves on each cylinder at the same time (TDC on the compression stroke).

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nice writeup jesse i was just looking at the pics and not reading heavily did you mention to unhook the battery somewhere? generally speaking when you want to play with the altenator cables you should unhook the battery. sory if i missed it. still a great how-to
Yes, forgot to put that in there. It's kind of a preliminary step to most maintenance jobs. ALWAYS unhook the negative battery cable before working under the hood on anything electrical.

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Awesome job helping us with this write up and all man.. Gives me sumthing to do when i get time off again .. bout how much time do you think it should take for first timer's... About how much time should we set aside for doing the entire procedure. Would 2 hour do..or would this be a afternoon job.
I did this in about 30 minutes myself but for the first timer 2 hours should allow plenty of time.
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:05 AM   #28
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you need to wash ur car, haha, good thread
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Old 05-01-2007, 09:21 AM   #30
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Loved it! I'll be doing this soon
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wow, this write up makes it looks SOOO easy, im MORE than sure i could handle this. and i dont know jack about shit. and forgive my absolute noobiness, but what exactly does tightening vs loosening do? this made me want to learn a whole HELL of alot more about everything i can, but i cant do something if i dont know my goal.
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Great Write Up... I'm gonna adjust my valves this weekend!
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Old 05-01-2007, 02:16 PM   #33
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wow, this write up makes it looks SOOO easy, im MORE than sure i could handle this. and i dont know jack about shit. and forgive my absolute noobiness, but what exactly does tightening vs loosening do? this made me want to learn a whole HELL of alot more about everything i can, but i cant do something if i dont know my goal.
When you tighten the adjusting screw (you turn it clockwise) righty-tighty and that will make the gap between the cam lobe and rocker arm (the gap where you stick the feel gauge) smaller.

if you turn the adjusting screw counterclockwise (left) then the gap gets larger. You want the gaps to be within the tolerances listed: 0.15-0.19mm intake and 0.17-0.21mm exhaust.
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:36 PM   #34
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i see, so basically, your making sure they havent gone beyond those measures in either direction. MAN I FUCKING LOVE THIS SITE
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UPDATE: So after the valve adjustment my car is in perfect tune up. Even with the hard driving and hitting VTEC about 20 times this weekend my gas gauge is just under 1/2 tank and I've put 195 miles on the car! the only time I got near 200 miles on 1/2 tank was on a all highway road trip with no VTEC hitting! I may have gained 3mpg after this valve adjustment if this is accurate! this would put me up to 30mpg average!
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Man that's is awesome. I wish my mpg is like that, I get like between 23-25 mpg. not great but ok. I need to tune up my car pretty good after finals and have good mileage like yours. Thanks for the tips.
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generally speaking when your valves are making noise (like mine are) is it usually loose or tight? just wanting to know what to expect when i start this afternoon. Thanks alot for all the great information btw, greatly appreciated
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generally speaking when your valves are making noise (like mine are) is it usually loose or tight? just wanting to know what to expect when i start this afternoon. Thanks alot for all the great information btw, greatly appreciated
My unscientific guess would be loose. I can't think of any reason that they would become tighter, for some reason my head does think getting looser would be a possibility.
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I would think that loose is correct.
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Which section of the manual is this?

Edit: nvm i found it
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When do you know you need a Valve Adjustment?
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:30 PM   #42
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rep point for JLude! The only hard part seems to be removing all the crap to take off the VC. I done it once and my back was in pain.
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Sorry to bump this thread, but I have a stupid question :0

My feeler gauges are measured a little weird and I don't know which one to use. I have one that is .11xmm-.15xmm, one that is .13xmm-.17xmm, .15xmm-.20xmm, and .17xmm-.22xmm. Which one should I use for the intake and exhaust?
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Sorry to bump this thread, but I have a stupid question :0

My feeler gauges are measured a little weird and I don't know which one to use. I have one that is .11xmm-.15xmm, one that is .13xmm-.17xmm, .15xmm-.20xmm, and .17xmm-.22xmm. Which one should I use for the intake and exhaust?
0.15-0.19mm intake and 0.17-0.21mm exhaust is the range you are looking for.

So use the 0.15 - 0.20 for intake (the first number is the tip of the feeler guage, the second number is the middle of the feeler gauge, you should see a little step were it gets thicker on the gauge.

Use the 0.17 - 0.22mm for the exhaust. since you want about 0.19 on the exhaust to be in the center of the range I would tighten just intil you can't get the 0.22mm in at all. At that point the 0.17mm tip should slip in easily. Make sense? You're basically interpolating the gap between a high and low feeler thickness to try to get something in the middle.
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this valve adjustment is INCORRECT!! I don't suggest you guys do your adjustments according to the clearances he listed...
i don't know how the hell his came out right.. but i believe the correct clearances as it says in the helms manual is .005 -.006 intake and .007-.008 exhaust. if you look in the helms manual it states it just like this:

.005-.006 (0.15-0.19)*3 on the intake side
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.006-.007 (0.17-.21)*3 on the exhaust side.
if you follow the *'s to the bottom it says
*3- Distance between camshaft and rocker arm

i believe the correct distance is the first one not the one JLude put in the writeup because:
i did a valve adjustment with the first settings and it sounded great
i JUST re-did an adjustment with the settings on THIS write-up and my valves are ticking SUPER f*cking loud...

not to take anything from JLude its an awesome write-up but... how the hell did u get 3mpg with a looser setting? who knows... maybe the valves ARE better but still not to specs??? my cars are loud as shiiit!!
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7. Intake valve clearance (0.15 - 0.19mm)

8. Exhaust valve clearance (0.17 - 0.21mm)

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this valve adjustment is INCORRECT!! I don't suggest you guys do your adjustments according to the clearances he listed...
i don't know how the hell his came out right.. but i believe the correct clearances as it says in the helms manual is .005 -.006 intake and .007-.008 exhaust. if you look in the helms manual it states it just like this:

.005-.006 (0.15-0.19)*3 on the intake side
&
.006-.007 (0.17-.21)*3 on the exhaust side.
if you follow the *'s to the bottom it says
*3- Distance between camshaft and rocker arm

i believe the correct distance is the first one not the one JLude put in the writeup because:
i did a valve adjustment with the first settings and it sounded great
i JUST re-did an adjustment with the settings on THIS write-up and my valves are ticking SUPER f*cking loud...

not to take anything from JLude its an awesome write-up but... how the hell did u get 3mpg with a looser setting? who knows... maybe the valves ARE better but still not to specs??? my cars are loud as shiiit!!
Dude. You are using thousandths of an inch. The .006 clearance number is 6 thousands of an INCH (6/1000). My numbers were in metric millimeters! 0.15-0.19mm! If you used 0.15 inch then you are WAY WAY WAY too loose! don't drive the car again like that!

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^ correct and that is in INCH units! A number is completely worthless without knowing what unit it's in!

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ughhh my feeler gauges were in millimeters...i did the clearances you said!!! i'm so lost... i'm about to call it quits and take the shit to honda... impossible!!! it sounds like my engine swallowed a f*cking turtle
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ughhh my feeler gauges were in millimeters...i did the clearances you said!!! i'm so lost... i'm about to call it quits and take the shit to honda... impossible!!! it sounds like my engine swallowed a f*cking turtle

I managed to adj. my valves with there help and I did it just fine.. I would check intake with .006-.007 and if .008 wouldn't go in then I was fine. I check exhaust with .007-.008 and if .009 wouldn't go in then I was fine.. how hard is that. and majority of my valves didn't need to be adjusted.. ya..
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