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87 tbi rocker arm/valve adjustment

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by camokrawler, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. camokrawler

    camokrawler Registered Member

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    when i put my pushrods back in and go to tighten the rocker arm nuts down what is the best procedure to do so. i have heard a couple ways but don't know whats right:(
     
  2. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    TDC on each cylinder, tighten nut while spinning pushrod, when you feel the slightest bit of drag on the pushrod, stop, and then 1/2 turn more.

    You can do more than one cylinder at a time, and it really doesn't have to be at TDC for the cylinder, (just need to be on the base circle of that cam lobe)but one at a time just makes it easier.
     
  3. R77K10

    R77K10 Banned

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    zero lash plus one full turn of the nut is stock factory

    when a lifter is all the way donw in its bore then that is when to adjust it
     

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