Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Cleveland, Georgia
Here's the summary so far:
Number 2 exhaust was the loud one. I needed over 1/4 turn to get it back into spec. If I remember correctly it was number 2 intake that was loose the first time I adjusted the valves. (loose enough to hear anyway)
Number 6 intake and exhaust were both a little tight (maybe 1 thousandth)
Number 3 intake was a little loose.
From what I can determine from the records on this car this is the second valve adjustment since the top end rebuild. Though I am slightly paranoid about toasted valves, I am going to chalk this one up to break-in. I awarded #2 exhaust and a couple of the other adjusters new lock nuts as they were very tight or a little beat-up from previous adjustments.
I did adjust cold, check the rocker pivot shafts (this time anyway), and I was careful about not overtightening the lock nuts. I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that everything holds together and that I can get a few more miles on this adjustment.
Your suggestions are very much appreciated. Thanks!
'86 930 Kokeln IC, K27-7200, SC cams, GHL headers, Fabspeed muffler, Short R&P , misc other mistakes made...