Re: Valve clearance

Jim Bollman

Unless you're going for 100% original, an aluminum valve cover will quiet down the valve clatter a lot.


On Feb 18, 2020, at 8:00 PM, Butch via Groups.Io <butch46988@...> wrote:

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.

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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-------- Original message --------
From: "seb fontana via Groups.Io" <speedoo51@...>
Date: 2/18/20 3:20 PM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Valve clearance

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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