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post #1 of 7 Old Sep 11th, 2008, 11:20 pm Thread Starter
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I finally checked my valves today, after about 36,000 miles. All were in fine except the # 2 intake. It was a tight 6. I know 6 to 8 is the range, but when do you worry about a tight 6? If it had been a 5, would you change it? Thanks 2005 LT.
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If it's a 5, I'd change it.



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I finally checked my valves today, after about 36,000 miles. All were in fine except the # 2 intake. It was a tight 6. I know 6 to 8 is the range, but when do you worry about a tight 6? If it had been a 5, would you change it? Thanks 2005 LT.
I would change the bucket at 6. Also you should note all buckets size because next time in there if the valve is tight you will know the replacement size.

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If 5 fits and 6 does not fit just as easily - then change it. Not as critical as an exhaust valve so I might let it go another 12K. But if you spend a lot of time up around 6-7,000 rpm then change it out now.

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I have two intakes at .006. Would you change them now?
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I have two intakes at .006. Would you change them now?
Anytime you find any valves at the low end, change them to the next size up follower. That will put them at the top of the range. If they are at bottom now, next time they will be too tight. Tight valves are far more of a problem than loose ones. Of course we almost never see loose valve clearance settings on the "Brick" engine, as they normally wear tighter.

If one ever actually GETS looser than the time checked before, you could be on the road to an expensive repair! Valves loosening on any cam over valve style engine is a bad omen. Points to cam lobe wear, or far worse, cam bearing wear.

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Anytime you find any valves at the low end, change them to the next size up follower. That will put them at the top of the range. If they are at bottom now, next time they will be too tight. Tight valves are far more of a problem than loose ones. Of course we almost never see loose valve clearance settings on the "Brick" engine, as they normally wear tighter.

If one ever actually GETS looser than the time checked before, you could be on the road to an expensive repair! Valves loosening on any cam over valve style engine is a bad omen. Points to cam lobe wear, or far worse, cam bearing wear.
Perfect. That's what I thought. Just wanted to confirm with someone that knew for sure. Thanks
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