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Re: head bolt question

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01-28-2013 17:48:11

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"measure the gap with a feeler gauge"

that's exactly what I did, I measured the gap with a feeler gauge by laying my square against the head. I could clearly see the amount of light shining through the gap.

I thought I was being quite clear about what I meant.
I thought 5mm is the same thing as 5/1000. I thought mm is 1000. When you say 20/1000 is a lot , hmm I gap my front mount distributor @ 15 ,side mount distributor @25, spark plugs @25 , doesn't seem like a lot to me. I may be wrong, I'm just a back yard N tractor mechanic.

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2N with 8N motor 8N345567
8N 146710
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8N 197904
8N 199000
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8N 362039

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01-29-2013 04:01:37

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 Re: head bolt question in reply to heybusdriver, 01-28-2013 17:48:11  
Stan, No disrespect intended here, but you need to use a straightedge (machined flat) to measure gaps like you mentioned. A square is not flat enough for precision measuring. Again no disrespect intended. Gerard

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01-28-2013 18:04:28

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 Re: head bolt question in reply to heybusdriver, 01-28-2013 17:48:11  
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Sorry but I misunderstood your explanation of how you measured the gap. If .020 sounds OK to you go for it. The worst that can happen is you will get a chance to do it over again.


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