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I adjusted my valves for the first time this weekend, and I got lucky, it seems to run just fine. If carbon blocked a valve from closing then you would have adjusted it too tight so it would be a bit open during the compression stroke which would cause problems.

Did you get the feeler guage tool from PP? What did you think about it? I thought it was very difficult to use. The tool I've seen in the past the screws were threaded into the body of the tool and this one used nuts and bolts. I had problems with the nuts and/or bolt heads interfereing with getting it in deep enough. I had to bend the dang thing around before I got it to work.
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