Measured valve clearances

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  1. Jan 16, 2019 #21

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    We usually just make sure they are pointed straight up but that angle is ok as well. You have one snug exhaust that needs a thinner shim. The other exhaust shims are bottom of the tolerance range and will likely need adjustments the next time you get into the engine but i'd leave them as is.
     
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  2. Jan 16, 2019 #22

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    Oh, okay. I did the procedure as it was described in the Haynes manual.

    I'll replace the one shim and leave the rest, as you suggested.
     
  3. Jan 16, 2019 #23

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    One exhaust is tight, but that's a reflection or optical illution on the cam lobe in the pic I hope?
     
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  4. Jan 16, 2019 #24

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    Yes it is.:D

    On another note ..

    I'm going batshit crazy over here.

    I've been trying to allign the valve shim tool for over one and a half hour. Tried every possible position. No luck. Nothing.

    In my mind:

    "Aaarrrgh!"
    "You see know?"
    "Loser."
    "Why try to be a DIY mechanic?"
    "Fool."

    I had to leave my garage and go do something else. After 5 minutes I got the bright idea to see if it's even the right tool in the first place.

    Well. It isn't. :rolleyes:

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    Bought it from a store on Ebay. They didn't send what I ordered. 04106 instead of 04105.:confused:

    Sent a message. Awaiting response.
     
  5. Jan 16, 2019 #25

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    Ya need the hex cut out in the tool to grab the cam and roll it under.
     
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  6. Jan 16, 2019 #26

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    Yep. Realised that after I compared the pictures of the two tools.

    I hope eBay seller "georgefix" will correct the mistake.
     
  7. Jan 16, 2019 #27

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    Many of us vintage owners are pleased to do business with "Georgefix".
     
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  8. Jan 17, 2019 #28

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    I'm sure I will be too. :)

    He responded very quickly and is going to fix the problem. I've sent the tool back and he's going to send the correct one today.
     
  9. Jan 18, 2019 #29

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    just a quick suggestion get you a magnet handy and after you get the tool rolled in, cover your cam chain passage with a towel just in case s*&&% happens !!!
     
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    1 more thing get one of the old hands here to give you the tricks to sealing the valve cover gasket. Made a few new curse words over that before I figured out that the cheep ebay gaskets were not going to work got oem and no more problem.
     
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    I've tied the gasket in place with thread then slipped the thread out. Got another pair of hands to help. Lately I've glued the gasket into the cover with a little yamabond, with good sucsess. If in doubt, I'll run a feeler gauge under the gasket once the cover in in place to make sure it's in the groove. While the sealer is open, a little on the round ends is helpful too.
     
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  12. Jan 19, 2019 #32

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    I put on the rear cylinder cover back on yesterday, as the shims were all within spec.

    I used this gasket:

    https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cYR2Bnyy

    It was a gamble, but I always want to try things out. AliExpress is not all crap in my opinion.

    Well, it fits like a glove. The rubber itself seems of good quality as well.
     
  13. Jan 19, 2019 #33

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    Yes! Make sure you take some volatile solvent (MEK or other) and clean the mating surfaces absolutely clean before you torque the covers down. ANY trace of oil left will cause the seam to weep at the least... even if you use RTV sealer.
     
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  14. Jan 21, 2019 #34

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    Spray the gasket with permatex hi-tack gasket spray.
    Spray some in the cap of the can and apply to groove of the valve cover with a q-tip.
    Wait a few minutes for it to set up.
    Install gasket into groove.
    Apply yamabond to "semi circle" in cylinder head.
    Set valve cover gasket on cylinder head and torque it down.
    Yes, you need to spend a few dollars on chemicals but it makes life SO much easier than trying to fight the gasket!
     
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  15. Jan 28, 2019 #35

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    I agree not all cheap is crap.I just had trouble with mine and it was prob my fault I was in a hurry trying to get it to the track cause they wouldn't be open for another month at the time. I hope it works great for ya I see the guys gave ya all great advice ,there great I don't know what I would do without them GOOD LUCK!
     
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  16. Feb 11, 2019 at 5:30 AM #36

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    Mailman came by. Georgefix kept his word. :)


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