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Well first you need to know the firing order...if it's a small block chevy the firing order is 18436572. You need to write the second four digits underneath the first four digits.

so it looks like this 1843
6572

This will let you know which rocker to adjust...turn the engine over by hand using a rachet on the crank shaft bolt by the harmonic balancer until you get both rockers for number 6 cylinder moving at the same time. Now you may adjust the clearance for both rocker for number 1 cylinder. Then crank the engine over by hand again until number 5 cylinder rockers start to move. Now you can adjust the clearance on number 8 cylinder. You will need to know the manufacturer specs for the valve clearance...continue until all rockers have been adjusted.

Note: The engine should be warm when you make the adjustment.

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its in the FSM. want to read that for free.
see chapter marked ENGINE>
chapter 9
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there is no such thing,
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here ill paste the install push rods/rockers. lines

(1) Rotate the crankshaft until the "V8" mark lines
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cover. This mark is located 147° ATDC from the No.1
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Ok so ik I'm posting allot haha but does anyone know where or how to adjust lifters just found out mine r just now needed adjustment in near mount Vernon WA or a price at least haha


In engines with rocker arm valve systems, the procedure I'm familiar with is to remove a rocker arm cover, and (one at a time!) while the engine is running, slowly back off the rocker arm retainer nut or bolt just until you hear the lifter tapping, then tighten it a quarter turn. If you can identify a lifter that is already tapping, tighten its rocker arm slowly until it stops tapping, then adjust it. Do not over-tighten! This can damage the engine.

Listen carefully to how the engine sounds; if it starts to stumble when you tighten a loose rocker arm, you've gone too far. If you cannot get the engine to run well without tapping, you may have too much wear in the valve train and may be due for a head overhaul, or you don't have adequate oil pressure in the lifters in question.
Repeat until all rocker arms are done. Replace the rocker arm cover using a new gasket, then (in a V-engine), repeat the procedure on the other side of the engine.

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Adjust rocker arms on 1990 2.9 ford


this is from the AutoZone web site.

2.9L Engine
No periodic valve lash adjustments are necessary on this engine. The engine utilizes a hydraulic valvetrain to automatically maintain proper valve lash. However, some earlier models have an adjusting screw on the rocker arm, which is used when assembling the engine to properly preload the lifter. If the engine has been disassembled, and the valve train parts were not kept in order, or there is an audible sound from the rocker arms while the engine is running, perform the adjusment procedure below.
The following procedure should be performed on a cold engine.
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  2. Loosen the adjusting screws until a distinct lash between the roller arm pad and the valve tip can be noticed.

The plunger of the hydraulic tappet should now be fully extended under the load of the internal spring.
  1. Carefully screw in the adjustment screws until the roller arms slightly touch the valves.
  2. To achieve the normal working position of the plunger, screw in the adjusting screw 1 1 / 2 turns, equivalent to 2mm.


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Ok i got a 1996 camaro z28, and the engine is knocking. everyone is telling me a lifter is loose so i took the valve cover off and i cant figure out how to tightin them down without pulling the roller...


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