Think about things that can
affect your valve lash, you will need this bit of common sense before you
get into this, because there are other considerations besides just putting
a wrench on something and attempting to follow the cam card, or shop
What type of cam are you running?
(Hydraulic, Solid, Hydraulic Roller, Solid Roller,
Are you running aluminum heads?
Are ALL of your valvetrain parts in
proper working condition?
Are your valve springs the correct ones
for the camshaft and operating RPM?
What type of driving are
you going to be using the engine for?
Do you have the tools and basic
knowledge required to adjust your own valves?
If after you read through this and are still a bit confused, have someone with the proper certification and training ( ASE certified technician) do it, or have them at least walk you
through it to make sure you understand the procedure. Now, if you are
wondering what can go wrong there is a quite a few bad things that can occur:
Poor running engine and low performance
Failed smog testing (if this is a
smog-legal street driven vehicle)
Burnt exhaust valve(s)
Broken valvetrain components (springs,
pushrods, lifters, camshaft)
Limited lifespan of valvetrain
Excessive valve guide and seat wear
Blown up engine
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takes only a few thousandths of an inch of adjustment error to cause those