valve adj and clothes pins

lovetoski

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I adjusted my valves today (only the second time). Went fine, truck sounds good. To avoid mistakes, and to speed up the process and to keep the engine hot, I used clothespins to mark the Intake and Exhaust valves. Just clipped them onto the rocker arm (marked with either an I or an E). When I got a valve adjusted, I pulled off the clothes pin. As long as you double check I vs E when you put the pins on the first time, then I was able to move through the valves pretty quickly without worry that I got one wrong.
 

lovetoski

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12 was easier for me. If there is a pin on the rocker, you've not adjusted it yet. If no pin, it's done. Especially helpful (to me) near the end when I'm rolling it in 4th to bump the valves.
 

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I did it the hard way - with the engine running (learned when I was a kid, but it was much easier then).
 
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