I've got a ford Ka that i'm getting ready to sell. The engine is a bit tappy so i was going to check the tappets. On these cars how do i know when to take the measurement? Is it when 1 valve is fully down then i measure the one that is fully up or do i get them TDC and do the 2?
I spin the engine over by jacking the 1 wheel up and turning the wheel while in gear.
As i remember (and it a looooooooooooong time since i did any) you set em at tdc,remember to take some slap out of the push rod too or you'll never quiten it down.
Or just turn them all 1/8 of a turn
sometimes the rockers are slightly stiff on the rocker shaft, I push the rocker backwards with the socket and ratchet to make sure its sat right on the pushrod so that it cant move . IYSWIM?
otherwise you can get false reading.
Use the rule of nine.
When valve number 8 is fully open you adjust number 1
when valve number 7 is fully open you adjust number 2
and so on.
ok thanks people. ST2 yep it's an 8v.
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