My general practice is, use the mid spec as my low limit and add
0.002 as my high limit. Loose valves are noisy, tight valves burn.
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As negligent as many Crosley owners are about maintenance, error on
the loose side. The increase in noise and the decrease in
performance is negligible, in the overall scheme of Crosley.
On 2/18/2020 4:48 PM, Steve wrote:
While I like the idea of having them at spec, I am
reminded of my Ford Pinto. At 30,000 miles the dealer provided
the recommended service and adjusted the valve clearance. At
39,000 I had burned valves and had to replace the head. The
next Ford mechanic I spoke with said, "Let 'em rattle." Moral
of the story, a little noise is better than no noise. I think I
would err on the high side of the spec. I'll let Barry, Butch
or Dale be a higher authority on this
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I lost a .015 shim once and it got noisy; while you at at it I
would put them in spec.
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Date: 2/18/20 3:20 PM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Valve clearance