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Old 11-04-2013, 02:01 PM   #1
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Valve Adjustment Tool



Anybody got one of these I could borrow or buy?

http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...Each%2520%2520

The $22 tool from Pelican costs over $30 to ship. Hoping I can find something local. I assume the dealer won't have this.
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:55 PM   #2
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You don't need that, just use the allen key that fits best. I think it's like 3/32 or something like that. When the eccentric hole is to far down to use the long side use the short side. Simple as that.
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I've done it once with the allen key and found it hard to determine what was enough "light resistance" between the feeler and the rocker. I've heard that this spring-loaded tool takes away that guesswork. Or maybe the clearances don't need to be that precise?
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:22 PM   #4
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I've done it once with the allen key and found it hard to determine what was enough "light resistance" between the feeler and the rocker. I've heard that this spring-loaded tool takes away that guesswork. Or maybe the clearances don't need to be that precise?
They don't need to be that precise. As long as you can move the feeler gauge with your thumb and index finger movement only as well as feel some drag then you're good to go.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:48 PM   #5
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Coat hanger ;-)
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You don't need that, just use the allen key that fits best. I think it's like 3/32 or something like that. When the eccentric hole is to far down to use the long side use the short side. Simple as that.
Yeah, X2 on the allen. I think 3mm is the right size. Not sure as I've done 3 so far on my 325, and haven't had to adjust yet.

I'd also recommend the slanted feeler gauges. Makes the job much easier. The ones they sell at Canadian Tire are perfect and have the right sizes .008 (should slide through easy), .010 (the perfect cold gap and when you slide it through you should feel significant drag on it as you do so), and .012 (this shouldn't fit).
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Allen key and slanted feeler gauge. All you need
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:20 AM   #8
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Used to bang out valve adjustments with nothing but a piece of coat hanger and the angled feeler gauge @ crappy tire on my m20s and m30s.

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