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Valve adjusting procedure 1978 ford mustang V-6

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1st u need a manual from store or library then proper tools-each piston has to be put at top dead center and the sequence is explained-u never want valves too tite or loose cause it can hurt the motor--u may want to get someone experienced to guide you

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

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