Valve adjustment

Tiny
JOSEPHDADKINS
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  • 1999 CHEVROLET TAHOE
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 252,000 MILES
When do I adjust # 3 cylinder. I want to adjust my #3 valve springs, but don't know when to adjust Intake (@tdc) or 180 out? Same question on the Exhast
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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 AT 12:37 AM

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Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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VALVE LASH ADJUSTMENT

1. Turn the valve rocker arm nuts clockwise until all of the valve lash is removed.
2. Turn the crankshaft clockwise until the alignment mark on the crankshaft balancer is aligned with the notch in the engine front cover tab.
3. Look at the number 1 cylinder valves as the crankshaft balancer alignment mark approaches the notch in the engine front cover tab. If a valve moves as the alignment mark moves into position, the engine is in the number 6 firing position. If this happens, turn the crankshaft clockwise one revolution in order to reach the number 1 cylinder firing position.

4. With the engine in the number 1 firing position, adjust the exhaust valves for cylinders number 1, 3, 4, and 8 and the intake valves for cylinders number 1, 2, 5, and 7.

4.1. Turn the valve rocker arm nut counter clockwise until the valve lash is felt in the valve pushrod.
4.2. Turn the valve rocker arm nut clockwise until all the valve lash is removed (zero valve lash).

Zero valve lash can be felt by moving the valve pushrod up and down between your thumb and forefinger until there is no more up and down movement of the valve push rod.

4.3. When all the valve lash is removed, then turn the valve rocker arm nut clockwise 1 additional turn (360 degrees).

5. Turn the crankshaft clockwise 1 revolution until the alignment mark on the crankshaft balancer is aligned with the notch in the engine front cover tab.

6. With the engine in the number 6 firing position, adjust the exhaust valves for cylinders number 2, 5, 6, and 7 and the intake valves for cylinders number 3, 4, 6, and 8.

6.1. Turn the valve rocker arm nut counter clockwise until the valve lash is felt in the valve pushrod.
6.2. Turn the valve rocker arm nut clockwise until all the valve lash is removed (zero valve lash).

Zero valve lash can be felt by moving the valve pushrod up and down between your thumb and forefinger until there is no more up and down movement of the valve push rod.

6.3. When all the valve lash is removed, then turn the valve rocker arm nut clockwise 1 additional turn (360 degrees).
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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 AT 12:52 AM
Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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Although valve clearance adjustment is not usually required (engine uses hydraulic valve lifters), perform the following procedure after servicing valve train.

Rotate crankshaft until timing marks are aligned and cylinder No. 1 is at TDC of compression stroke (Firing position). Adjust exhaust valves at cylinders 1, 3, 4, and 8, intake valves at cylinders 1, 2, 5, and 7. To adjust, loosen rocker arm adjusting nut until up and down lash is present. Tighten adjusting nut until lash is removed, then tighten adjusting nut one full turn. Rotate crankshaft 360 degrees to bring cylinder No. 6 to TDC of compression stroke and timing marks are aligned. Adjust exhaust valves 2, 5, 6 and 7, intake valves 3, 4, 6 and 8.
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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 AT 12:54 AM
Tiny
JOSEPHDADKINS
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Thanks, I am away from home and don't have my manual. Appreciate all
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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 AT 2:24 AM

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