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Valve Adjustment

Old 03-31-2019, 02:19 PM
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Just did mine, 2005 77k km (doubt it's been done by previous owner), and I was aiming for 0.008 intake 0.010 exhaust. Even with bent feeler gauge, it was difficult to get the right feel. I know the gauge is supposed to sit flat in between, and will cause a false drag if pulled at an angle. This is with fuel cover fuel rail cover and harness removed, but header heat shield in place. In the end, I left everything unchanged.
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Old 03-31-2019, 02:41 PM
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^ the header heatshield in place should not affect access, that thing is probably the hardest part on the car to remove lol. It takes a bit of practice to develop a feel for the amount of drag. With a bent feeler gauge you need to apply downward pressure when it is in the slot and that will flatten out to get an accurate reading of drag. Getting the coil harness out of the way is usually the biggest help in establishing access . Give it a shot again in the near future, it gets much easier the more you do it, don' t let this discourage you, or do it with a fellow S2000 owner who has experience, that is ever better.
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Old 04-01-2019, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by S2KComingSoon View Post
Is it ok to adjust the valves in these temperature, or should I wait until +10C?
As long as your fingers don't freeze and your fingertips don't break off and fall down an oil galley, you're OK to adjust your valves. ;-)
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It was a good first experience, I think they are within specs anyways which I've read is not uncommon for 00-05. At least I got the valve cover removal process, also replaced the valve cover gasket, tube seals, drivebelt and TCT.
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Old 04-01-2019, 01:47 PM
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No new spark plugs?

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Old 04-01-2019, 03:27 PM
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right, new plugs too
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