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Long 445DT Valve lash

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03-28-2010 08:02:11

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Can anyone tell me what the valve lash is supposed to be on my Long 445DT. I just replaced the head gasket (due to compression in the cooling system). The head gasket corrected the compression in the cooling system. However I didn't have the correct valve lash spec. so I set them all at .020 Due to that being the setting on the loosest one at time of disassemby. Better too loose than too tight, right? The engine seems to run o.k., at that, but it will not start without ether, and I have a lot of white smoke. I would like to get the valve lash correct to rule that out, as the cause, before proceeding to other diagnostic steps.


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03-28-2010 19:38:16

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 Re: Long 445DT Valve lash in reply to carguy820, 03-28-2010 08:02:11  
.010, I know that sounds close but that"s what the book says. Mine runs fine at that.

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03-29-2010 08:00:21

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 Re: Long 445DT Valve lash in reply to Vapet, 03-28-2010 19:38:16  

Vapet said: (quoted from post at 19:38:16 03/28/10) .010, I know that sounds close but that"s what the book says. Mine runs fine at that.

Thanks, I'll give that a shot and see what happens. I'm thinking what I actually have is an injector problem, but I want to rule out valve adjustment first.

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