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Need to adjust tappets in 1991 ea ford 3.9 litre

Currently replacing a leaking head gasket in the above vehicle and have found a tappet loose. I have the clearances but need to know steps involved to adjust.

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These are hydraulic and require no adjustment. If they are noisy then there is a mechanical problem due to worn parts.

Posted on Feb 09, 2012

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SOURCE: valve clearance

Hello, For all 615, 616 (4cyl) and 617 (5cyl) through 1985 model year is:
cold intake 0.10mm or .006in
exhaust 0.35mm or .014in
hot intake 0.15mm or .007in
exhaust 0.40mm or .016in
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Its 0.016 thou - cold setting .

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Hey there I need the exhaust and Intake(valve) clearance for a komatsu 300-6 please


note Perform the valve clearance check and adjustment at the engine cold state. 1.Remove all of the ignition coils. 2.Remove the cylinder head cover.
caution Turn the crankshaft always clockwise. 3.Turn the crankshaft clockwise, and align the timing mark on the exhaust camshaft sprocket against the upper face of the cylinder head as shown in Figure. Therefore, No.1 cylinder goes to the compression top dead center. 4.Using a thickness gauge, measure the valve clearance with the arrow shown in Figure. If deviated from the standard value, make note for the valve clearance.
Standard value:

    Intake valve 0.20 ± 0.03 mm (0.008 ± 0.0012 inch)
    Exhaust valve 0.30 ± 0.03 mm (0.012 ± 0.0012 inch)
5.Turn the crankshaft clockwise 360 degrees, and put the timing mark on the exhaust camshaft sprocket in position shown in Figure. Therefore, No. 4 cylinder goes to the compression top dead center. 6.Check the valve clearance with the arrow shown in Figure. In the same procedure as 4.
7.If the valve clearance is deviated from the standard value, remove the camshaft and the valve tappet. For the camshaft removal, refer to Camshaft Removal and Installation . 8.Using a micrometer, measure the thickness of the removed valve tappet. 9.Calculate the thickness of the newly installed valve tappet through the following equation.
A: thickness of newly installed valve tappet
B: thickness of removed valve tappet
C: measured valve clearance
Equation

    Intake valve: A = B + [C - 0.20 mm (0.008 inch)]
    Exhaust valve: A = B + [C - 0.30 mm (0.012 inch)] note The valve tappet ranges 3,000 - 3,690 mm (0.1181 - 0.1453 inch) and has 47 types per 0.015 mm (0.0006 inch). The thickness below a decimal point is stamped on the reverse side of the valve tappet. 10.Install the valve tappet selected through the procedure 9, and put the camshaft in position. For the camshaft installation, refer to Camshaft Removal and Installation .
    11.After installing the timing chain, measure the valve clearance using the procedure 3 to 6. Confirm the clearance is within the standard value.
    caution Completely remove all the old FIPG, which might be remaining among the components. 12.After completely removing the liquid gasket adhering on the timing chain case, cylinder block and cylinder head, degrease them with white gasoline.
    caution The cylinder head cover should be installed within 3 minutes of applying liquid gasket.
13.Apply a 4 mm bead of liquid gasket as illustrated.
Specified sealant:
    THREE BOND 1217G or equivalent
14. Install the cylinder head cover and tighten the tightening bolts using the following procedures.
(1) Temporarily tighten to the following torque in order shown in the illustration.
Tightening torque: 3.0 ± 1.0 N·m (27 ± 8 in-lb)(2) Tighten to the specified torque in order shown in the illustration.
Specified torque: 5.5 ± 0.5 N·m (49 ± 4 in-lb)15.Install the ignition coils.

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I need to set my intake and exhaust valves, can u please give me the settings.(tappet clearance)


The Chilton and Haynes manuals are your best bet. Order it at your local Autozone or goto the Library and research them online fro free.

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Engine leaking oil


The tappet cover of Mitsubishi Lancer is made of a sheet metal. Most often when the cover bolts are torqued forcibly, the bolts make their cup shaped depression in the tappet cover and the leakage starts. The long term solution is as under:
- Remove the tappet cover, and remove the seal.
- Arrange a round cylindrical 4 inches long rod with a diameter of about 19 mm (3/4 inches) having flat surfaces at both the ends.
- Hold the tappet cover strongly with the top surface down, and put the area of the hole where the bolt fits, on the 19 mm flat head of the rod.
- You will find the mounts made by the bolts facing upward.
- Hit these mounts one by one with the peening hammer to make them as flat as possible.
- When finish up with all the mounts, clean the surface with a clean piece of cloth, fit seal, and place the tappet cover back on its place.
- Arrange flat thick steel washers as large in outer diameter as the contouring surface of the tappet cover allow them to mate, and place each washer under each bolt.
- You can re use the old tappet cover seal as long as it is not teethed. If so replace it with a new one.
- This tip is guaranteed to work, because I have been applying the same technique since so many years with no complaint at all.
Hope that works.
Thank you for visiting Fixya.


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Low oil pressure in a ford sabre 350c marine.


Check oil level in sump. Check for correct viscosity of oil for area and temperature. Have the oil pressure check on a master oil gauge to check oil sender unit. Low oil pressure comes from worn big end/ main bearings---worn hydraulic tappets-- loose head tension and oil leaking from head gasket.

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I have Jaguar 2000 S type V6 engine 3 litre. I need to know valve clearances and how to adjust. This is the last avenue to take in relation to a sputtering engine miss at idle. I have replaced the...


Low mileage on the Jag to be having this problem. Usually the misfire on these engines is a weak coil, and they won't set a code. The 3.0 is derived from a Ford design and it uses direct-acting mechanical bucket tappets (DAMB) for the engine they put in the S type from 2000-05.
The adjustments are done with shims. I don't have access to the mfrs. specs on this computer..It is at my shop... If the tappets are not overly noisy you should not need an adjustment, or an adjustment that would keep the valves from sealing and opening.
I suggest running a compression test and a cylinder bleed down test on the wet cylinder. This information will be helpful in further troubleshooting and would eliminate a couple of possibilites.

I hope this helps & good luck with the Jag.

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How can i make a tappet clearance of honda vtec 98


You will need a "tappet gauge/blade" and then here is what you have to do:
1. open engine head, its the cover of engine where HONDA is written.
2. Now jack up and one side of the car and put the car in 4th gear
3. Start from any one side, if the tappet is not in "UP" position then rotate the wheel (the jacked up side of car) and once the tappet moves up, stop there.
4. Loosen the nut of the tappet and put the tappet blade in between the tappet gap. Now using screw driver, tighten the tappet so that blade fits snugly between the gap and without moving anything (blade and screw driver) ask a helper to tighten the tappet nut finally.
5. Repeat above procedure for each tappet.

If you do it carefully, there will be no tappet sound at all.

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Just changed my head gasket on vauxhall astra 1.6 8 valve and ended up with very noisey tappets


vauxhaul asta ,nice wheels but not hydraulic adjusters ,you got the tappets mixed up and now they will need resetting with shims ,always paint the numbers on top after lifting the cam off .i have one of these cars a gti 1994 model and i can still burn off from the lights BMW 3 series.

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Hi havent adjusted tappets for 15 years now , is a ford ka easy to do.


As I Understand the, the KA has a 1300 cc Ford Cortina or Escort cast iron engine. Therefore the tappet adjustment is the same as always. Place the cylinder on TDC compression stroke and adjust the tappets on its paired cylinder. IE 1->4: 2->3: etc.

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4 litre motor. How do you adjust the tappets? Do


Yes you have shims under the turning plates which the camshafts when hit the valve plate it turns so as not to wear a flat grove in it (like your has by the sounds of it ) which also there are called Biscuts and they go up in 1thou at a time.
But take off one of the canshaft covers and just check to see if you have a loose spinning disc on top of the valve or a solid block with 4 small cutaways in it .
THEN we will no which type you have .
Let me know A.S.A.P Ron

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I have a 1999 mercury tracer that has 184,000 miles. I'm the third owner....just recently purchased the car for my teen and now I'm being told that it needs a valve lifter. I'm curious as to wonder how...


good for the most part, it got to 184,000 miles didn't it.
WHy do you think it needs a lifter? IS it nosiy?

This is not a big job. Shouldn't cost over $200.

SECTION 303-01A: Engine — 2.0L SPI 1999 Escort/Tracer Workshop Manual
IN-VEHICLE REPAIR Valve Tappet Removal
sxf~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: If removing more than one valve tappet, mark the components removed for proper location.
  1. Remove the valve cover (6582); refer to Valve Cover .
  1. Remove the rocker arm (6564).
  1. Remove the valve tappet(s).
    1. Remove the valve tappet guide plate retainer(s).
    1. Remove the valve tappet guide plate(s)
    1. Remove the valve tappet(s).
Installation
  1. NOTE: Lubricate the valve tappet(s) with Super Premium 5W30 SAE Motor Oil XO-5W30-QSP or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSS-M2C153-G before installing.
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    To install, reverse the removal procedure.
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