Valve adjustment and new cover

mmw68

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If you have not done a valve adjustment on your truck - I would move it very high up on your list. The power gains were very noticeable, and the truck now runs like a well oiled giant sewing machine.

It a easy job, with big rewards, maybe two bannas - It also helps to have a person hand you tools...I mean beer. Just follow the step in the factory service manual - it's very strait forward.

I also took the opportunity to put on a spare valve cover I scored off ebay
for $10. I sanded it down, then sand blasted it, and had it powder coated.



 
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looks good! I have this on my list of to do's have a few guys in my area who have done it b/f and offered to help, now just find time to do it!

Also, how much did the valvecover, sandblast, and powder coat cost you together and each?
 
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had my valves adjusted by a friend over the weekend runs hell of a lot better and it dont sound like a gattlin gun no more
 

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@ 89s rule, The Powder coating place charged me $25. I did the first sanding and cleaning of the valve cover - the he did a quick once over with his sandblaster.


As for the added HP - I estimate the red color adds at least 25hp.. :) (in my dreams)
 
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sounds good, thanks for the info.


i know it had to add at least 25hp but think about the TQ man i bet its like a 12hdt now!
 

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I gotta get my valves adjusted, doesn't sound complicated just not sure I can get it done fast enough before they cool down...
 
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The first time I did mine it took about 30-45 mins. The hard part is reaching the rear valves. It's not the easiest thing on the back reaching back their!
 

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