Engine Mechanical problem
2000 Hyundai Elantra 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 140000 miles
Have a 2000 hyundai elantra 2.0 dohc. I am confused on how to check valve clearance.I have only been able to barely fit my smallest feeler gauge(.0015) between the cam and the shim that the lobe hits. Am I checking these clearances right? The timing belt broke on this car, I took the head off and all the valves seem to seat fully while turning the cam. Does an interference engine not always bend valves?
I am a bit confused here, I only get a single cam engine for your indicated model, what is your engine code? I get a G4GF engine for your model a single over head cam engine with hydraulic lash adjusters.
July, 19, 2010 AT 11:38 PM
This is a 2000 Hyundai Elantra, 2.0L DOHC. Says DOHC on plastic engine cover, and does have two camshafts over the valves. The 8th digit on the VIN # is F. Not sure about the engine code you listed? I am pretty sure this is the original engine. I have an online hyundai repair manual that confirms this an an engine offered for this 2000 hyundai elantra.. Anyways after further inspection of the valve clearances, I found a few intake and exhaust valves that had a real low clearance(less than.005), and others look normal with measurements around.020. Will drop the head off at a machine shop and have it inspected, and see what they advise. After the timing belt breaking and seeing valve clearances out of spec, I was sure I would find bent valves not seating fully. Do you think I was just lucky that no valves were bent or pistons damaged on an interference engine? I will post results after having the head inspected by a machine shop. I am tempted to put the head back on, but want to have it looked at first. I will post results, maybee this will help someone down the road.
July, 19, 2010 AT 11:50 PM
OK, maybe its a miss print in my data base, anyway I would be extremely surprised that you don't have at least one or two damaged valves, with the head off they can do a pressure test of the combustion chambers, this will show up any leaking valves due to bend or seat & valve face problems, the tight valve clearances may just be due to normal wear and tear, but with the head off, all will be revealed.