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Prowelder

Setting Valves!!!!

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Hey,I'm thinking I need to set my valves on my truck sometime soon, but I have a few questions.1. Are the valves set hot or cold???2. Does the valve cover gasket have to be replaced??? Or is it reusable?? It cost $133 from O'Reilly's!!3. Do you just set the engine to TDC on any cylinder or does it have to be #1?? Then you just rotate 180 to BDC... that's right??I've set a lot of valves on VWs, but they are different as you turn the engine to every cylinder!Thanks,Winslow

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Hey,Thanks!!! I got the valves done and truck seems to be a little bit quieter!!!! I wasn't that hard at all!!!Thanks,Winslow

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Hey, I'm thinking I need to set my valves on my truck sometime soon, but I have a few questions. 1. Are the valves set hot or cold??? 2. Does the valve cover gasket have to be replaced??? Or is it reusable?? It cost $133 from O'Reilly's!! 3. Do you just set the engine to TDC on any cylinder or does it have to be #1?? Then you just rotate 180 to BDC... that's right?? I've set a lot of valves on VWs, but they are different as you turn the engine to every cylinder! Thanks, Winslow

I adjusted the valves at 170K miles and reused the valve cover gasket. But ahead of time I ordered a gasket from Geno's for just in case for a third of the price that the local auto parts wanted.

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Thankful that valve adjustments only have to be done every 100K miles basically so everytime I change transmission fluid I do a valve adjustment. :wink:

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Should i be concerned-when i checked mint at 170k which was about a month or so ago, they were in spec, they didnt need adjusting. Should the valves been a lil loose with that many miles, or am i over concerned about nothing.

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