Question about 1999 Honda Civic
You adjusted the valves too tight. Back off of the adjustment before you break parts. You Have to set the rocker arm clearance when the engine is cold. (Not warm, not hot)
Use a feeler gauge.
The clearance for the Intake valves is .007 to .009. (7 to 9 thousandths)
The clearance for the Exhaust valves is .009 to .011 (9 to 11 thousandths)
You want a slight drag when you pull the feeler gauge through. This technique takes a certain amount of 'Feel'.
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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