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After adjusting valves 1,2,5,7, then rotate to adjust 3,4,6,8, valve 7 has large gap. rotate again and valve 2 has large gap. my crank and cam are dead on at TDC, any ideas?

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Hey man, its me again. I answered quickly because it was the first thing that made since. Ok now you say both crank and cam shaft marks are on top dead center? I think it is 180 deg out of time. The crankshaft and the camshaft? Perhaps? Im just trying to help. It is just something to do. Ya know?


I know that I have seen where someone had the falves ground before, on a ford though. And they didnt't grind the valve stem with the valve. And It wouldn't run worth a @@@@ . I never worked on suzuki. You should be able to check the cam with a cheap dial caliper or slide,. Good luck.

Posted on Aug 29, 2010

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    Biggdex35 Aug 29, 2010

    Ok I got it now. You said you adjusted half the valves with the marks at top dead center? The valves open up every 1/4 turn. I always mark the bottom sprocket with four equal marks from the timming mark. Then turn the crank to each mark and adjust the valves on the cylinder that is top dead center of the firing order. I hope this helps.

    Good luck

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