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Solid lifter valve lash

Post  tconnection on April 16th 2013, 8:12 pm

Should you have to put much pressure on the gauge to get the correct lash? Or little to medium drag?
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Re: Solid lifter valve lash

Post  Dave C. on April 16th 2013, 8:36 pm

Not much.

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Re: Solid lifter valve lash

Post  rmcomprandy on April 16th 2013, 9:28 pm

You should be able to put the feeler gauge back in there; if you can't, it is to tight.

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Post  bbf-falcon on April 16th 2013, 10:19 pm

rmcomprandy wrote:You should be able to put the feeler gauge back in there; if you can't, it is to tight.

X2,just a slight tug for final check for me.

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Re: Solid lifter valve lash

Post  tconnection on April 29th 2013, 11:21 pm

My cam call for 26in and 28ex. Setting cold, is it best to set to what's called for or up or lower the numbers?
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Re: Solid lifter valve lash

Post  Dave C. on April 29th 2013, 11:24 pm

Sounds like a lot of lash to me.....Mine is 16 and 18..

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Post  69F100 on April 30th 2013, 12:06 am

I set mine cold then check it when the engine is up to temp to make sure I have it right my cam I have now sets at 24in 24ex . I can't remember how much to add or what cold but I know aluminum and iron are different when setting cold lash.
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Re: Solid lifter valve lash

Post  dfree383 on April 30th 2013, 4:19 am

Biggest thing is to be consistant in the way you set them.

As far as lash follow tha MFG's recomendations, but tighter is generally safer than way loose, you start getting over .035 it can beat things up.

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Post  bbf-falcon on April 30th 2013, 11:22 am

When you set cold you would generally go .004/.006 tighter .Depends if it's iron/alum.

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Post  maverick on April 30th 2013, 4:31 pm

I tend to run 'em a bit tighter if clearances allow. High spring pressures and lots of lash probably cause a lot of roller lifter failures.
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Re: Solid lifter valve lash

Post  BigBlockRanger on April 30th 2013, 6:32 pm

Set them hot once to recommended values, then check them cold.
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Post  tconnection on April 30th 2013, 11:46 pm

Thanks men. What i did was reset them cold to 20 and 22 and cranked up and let it run for a lil bit, I figure maybe 5 min. I haven't checked them hot. I put the timing on 12 initial.
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Post  cool40 on May 1st 2013, 1:22 am

maverick wrote:I tend to run 'em a bit tighter if clearances allow. High spring pressures and lots of lash probably cause a lot of roller lifter failures.
i agree 100% Very Happy
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