How do I adjust the valves in an 87 toyota pick up sr5
Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 AT 11:10 PM
1. Check or adjust valve clearance with engine at normal operating temperature. Remove valve cover and set No. 1 cylinder at TDC. Check that rocker arms for No. 1 cylinder are loose and those for No. 4 are tight.
2. Adjust intake valve on cylinders No. 1 and No. 2 and exhaust valve on cylinders No. 1 and No. 3. Turn crankshaft one complete revolution (360 degrees). Adjust intake valves on cylinders No. 3 and No. 4 and exhaust valves on cylinders No. 2 and No. 4.
VALVE CLEARANCE SPECIFICATIONS
Intake - -.008 In. (.20 mm)
Exhaust - -.012 In. (.30 mm)
Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 AT 11:31 PM
How do you take the valve cover off?
Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 AT 12:46 AM
Remove anything that is obstructing the removal of the valve cover and the bolts holding the valve cover. Tap the valve cover with a piece of wood to loosen it, some prying might be needed but do not force or the cover might be damaged resulting in oil leaks.