Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Green Bay, WI, USA
K1200LT Valve check?
Ok I had been doing a big maintenance job, all fluids, filters, ect... I was going to put off checking my valves but I've never done it and my 2000 has 57K+ miles on her. I also don't know if the previous owner ever had them checked. So as long as I had everything off, I dove right in. Now I've read every link possible it seems on checking my valves but as I checked these, I found all of the intake side are less than the minimum .006" and the exhaust are all within the limits (.010-.011" each). On the intake side, my measurements are as follows;
1a=.004", 1b= .004", 2a=.005", 2b=.004", 3a=.004", 3b=.004", 4a=.005" and 4b=.003"
Now my plugs all look good but #4 does look a little sooty and that valve clearance happens to be the slimmest at .003".
Am I missing something here with all the intake less than the set limits and all the exhaust within the set limits? The previous owner ran regular Castrol 20w-50 from the local discount store and I've just switched to synthetic. He did his own maintenance and I'm sure he kept up on the oil changes and stuff so I am not in anyway looking back. He said he always ran regular gas.
In all the threads I heard of changing a few buckets here and there but not all on the intake and none on the exhaust.
Looking for any input before I pull the cam and change them out.
Can I just pull one cam and leave the other as it sits?
Also if someone lives in the Green Bay, WI area and wants to stop by before I pull a cam, I have beer and food!