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I wish to check adjustment of tappet settings and would like to kn ow clearances i have hydraulic tappets. thank you 1966 windsor

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Hydraulic tappets are normally zero lash ... not adjustable. That is why they are hydraulic ... the lifter takes up all the 'clearance' and is automatically adjustable.

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You have asked a very big question. Adjusting the tappets is another way of saying adjusting the valve clearances.

Lots of engines these days are fitted with hydraulic tappets that are self-adjusting. Some engines are overhead camshaft types with bucket tappets and the clearances are adjusted by measuring and selecting different thickness shims. The shims are sometimes under the bucket and sometimes over. The former is a fairly big and complex job to adjust and the latter is fiddly and requires much patience.

Traditional designs using adjusting screws and locknuts exist on all manner of engine types and once the principle of which one to adjust when is learned, these are relatively straightforward.

I strongly suggest you discover first what sort of tappets you need to learn to adjust, learn something about the way the engine works and why the tappets need periodic adjustment and then pay somebody to show you how to do the job so next time you will be able to do it yourself.
Adjusting the tappets is one of the core skills of the mechanic and it is learned better by demonstration and understanding than from a book. No book can adequately describe when a feeler blade has a good or a bad "feel"...

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They transfer the downward motion of the cams on the camshaft to depress the valves. There is a thin clearance of about 8 thousandths of an inch with the engine cold. As the engine heats the clearance reduces. Over tightening causes the valve edges to burn, too much clearance causes tapping.

Manual tappets get quieter usually as the engine heats. Hydraulic tappets gets worse as the engine heats as the oil thins.

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When setting tappets, it has to be born inind that the valve stem wears an indentation into the face of the rocker. This prevents a really accurate tappet adjustment, so the customer is right again. If you do not posess a tappet setting dial gauge, a normal engineers dial gauge will do just as well. The procedure is the same as using your feeler gauge except that you set the dial gauge up on the cylinder head with the pointer resting on the head of the rocker. Press down fairly firmly on the rocker valve end and zero the gauge. Next lift up on the rocker and read off the clearance, from the gauge, Use a magnetic base to support your gauge and repeat the pocedure for each valve pair.

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