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Adjusting the valve Clearence on a new engine

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Chad Penny

07-29-2002 17:00:59




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Just installed the Engine on the farmall H and I want to adjust the vavle clearence. can some one tell me step by step how to adjust it cold? I want to get it close for the first time we try to fire it up. I can not find any good reference to adjusting the valves and tappits. What is the valve cleance cold? please help.
After you get number one up, valves closed and adjusted do you rotate the engine 180 degrees and do #3? then 180 more do #4 then back to top dead center to #2? Thanks Chad

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karl f

07-29-2002 22:07:44




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 Re: adjusting the valve Clearence on a new engine in reply to Chad Penny, 07-29-2002 17:00:59  
shop manual for a 656 says "'warm' means anytime the engine is above 50 F"

go with the given clearances in your manual, then you can run the engine and recheck.

hope this helps.
-karl



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Mike ISW

07-29-2002 19:59:09




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 Re: adjusting the valve Clearence on a new engine in reply to Chad Penny, 07-29-2002 17:00:59  
You got the procedure right ,Chad. I've never seen a cold setting but I set my H at .019 cold. In theory, when things get to operating temp and expand a little you should be good. Anyway that's what I set my H at. It's running good now for 6 weeks after a complete rebuild. Just got to track down my charging problem. Good Luck, Mike



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