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I have 02 elantra that bent valves 2 times all ready and had it fixed at local machine shop but car still wont start and i am wonderin if its the valve clearence that the shop set on them but i dont know the exact clearence

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Clearance is NOT the issue. The Elantra engine I4 (2.0 lit) is an interference clearance. If the valve timing to piston clearance is exceeded (wether advanced or retarded), the valves will 'kiss' the top of the pistons and get bent. Also verify 'INTAKE' & 'EXHAUST' cams have been installed proprely. Valve timing (timing marks at camshaft sprockets in reference to crank shaft sprocket) is essential. Also,.ensure proper timing belt tension.

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