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There is a Pelican Tech Article on timing your 914.

Adjusting the valves is time-consuming, messy, and will cause you to utter swear-words you didn't know you knew. In German. At least, the first few times. After that, it gets pretty straightforward, as you already know the angles to "attack" the valve adjusters from, and where you want to turn the engine over to.

I believe it's good to have someone with experience set up one valve for you, so you know how the feeler gauge feels when the gap is correct.

...A compression tester screws into the spark plug hole, and can be picked up at most auto parts places and most tool places.

Pelican Parts 914 Tech Support

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