[tcb] Re: Valve problems

  • From: sammie smith <bugcollections@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 14:48:31 -0700 (PDT)

Unless you have some other problem, such as faulty valves that are stretching, 
you should not have to adjust your valves more often than every 3,000 miles.  
the first few hundred miles of driving a new engine you may have to adjust them 
like after the first 500 and then at 1,000 miles, but after that it should go 
3,000 between valve adjustments.

From: John Barry <bigfoot51102@xxxxxxxxx>
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Fri, April 27, 2012 10:50:37 AM
Subject: [tcb] Valve problems

I have a 1977 Westy that wants to give me fits!
Lonnie and I built the 2.0 liter, solid lifters with dual carbs. When I take it 
for a road trip like to T@P from Ft. Worth, I have to readjust the valves when 
get home. The number 3 and 4 cylinders are the worst. Usually both exhaust 
are tight and one of the intakes are too. I am getting frustrated with it and 
want to be able to use it as a daily driver but don't want to adjust the valves 
every week or so. I know I could go to hydraulic valves but feel that would be 
like putting a bandaid on instead of fixing the problem. 

Any input on what you have done or maybe a solution you may have heard once, 
share with me please. I don't want my bus to be too much hassle to drive when 
the feeling hits. 

Thanks, John. 

Sent from behind a tree in the woods.

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