<VV> valve adjustment

corvairduval at cox.net corvairduval at cox.net
Fri Aug 27 11:16:25 EDT 2010

Sure if all parts are working correctly, but hot is the only way to set
those stuck lifters to operate as solid lifters. It also points out which
lifters are not working correctly. And also what tapping is not caused by
misadjustment of lifter nut (worn guides, etc).

It also really shows excessive oil pressure problems!

But, I really like to set new engines cold, just like GM did on the
assembly line. And I do it cold after an o-ring job. I just do it hot now
when there is a problem that needs troubleshooting.

I started working on Corvairs when the hot method was being preached, so I
did it for all engines I worked on. If you think hot oil was a problem,
that hot muffler was way worse! ggg    Plus the fumes in the garage in

Cold is easier on your body and cleanup of the floor.

Frank DuVal

Original Message:
From: Harry Yarnell hyarnell1 at earthlink.net
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 08:49:54 -0400
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: Re: <VV> valve adjustment

Valves are adjusted COLD. as per the shop manual. Doing it hot and running
is masochistic.
The only variance I've used, is setting each cylinder to TDC, and adjusting
that cylinder, and moving on to the next.

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