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Valve Clearance Adjustment Service

What is adjust the valve clearance all about?

Your engine is a perfectly timed machine that relies on many components working in harmony. The engine valves are one of the primary components of this operation. The valves are placed at the top of the cylinders, and open to allow the fuel mixture to enter the cylinder chamber, and then close to help create compression. The valves are opened by cams or rocker arms on the camshaft, which push the valve’s tappet, which forces the valve to open. If the clearance between the valve stem and the cam or rocker arm isn’t perfect, the valve will open and close at the wrong time, or may not close all the way. Adjusting the valve clearance will resolve this issue.

Keep in mind:

  • If your vehicle has hydraulic tappets, then the valve clearance will adjust automatically.
  • When the valve clearance is adjusted, the entire valve and camshaft system should be inspected.

How it's done:

  • Remove valve covers
  • Check valve adjustment
  • Adjust if needed
  • Install new gaskets
  • Reinstall valve covers

Our recommendation:

Your valve clearance should be inspected anytime that your camshaft or cylinders are being serviced. It’s a good idea to have a thorough engine inspection every year, at which point valve clearance should always be inspected.

What is a common symptom indicating you need to adjust the valve clearance?

  • Ticking noise from the engine

How important is this service?

Fuel enters your vehicle’s cylinders via the valves. Each cylinder has a valve, which opens to allow fuel into the cylinder, and then closes to compress the fuel in the cylinder to help combustion and power. This valve is opened and closed by the cam or rocker arms on the camshaft, which, as they rotate, apply pressure on the stem of the valve, which opens the valve. The valve is then closed by a spring. If the clearance between the valve stem and the cam or rocker arm is too large, then the valve will open too late, and close to early, and the cylinder will not get enough fuel. If the clearance is too small, then the valve will not be able to close properly, and the valve will not create enough compression in the cylinder.


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Phillip

19 years of experience
310 reviews
Phillip
19 years of experience
great mechanic! highly recommended!

David

13 years of experience
400 reviews
David
13 years of experience
ON TIME, WELL INFORMED. COMMUNICATED WELL ON ANY ISSUES.

Theodore

16 years of experience
1601 reviews
Theodore
16 years of experience
Theodore arrived as promised and start working until 10PM at night and completed the repair. Great hard working guy and very friendly.

Erick

10 years of experience
182 reviews
Erick
10 years of experience

Juan

13 years of experience
41 reviews
Juan
13 years of experience
Fantastic. Punctual. Professional. Conscientious. Would not hesitate to use again. Highly recommended. A plus. 2007 Honda Pilot valve adjustment and plug replacement. Car runs like new. Wow.

Chet

41 years of experience
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Chet
41 years of experience
Chet's knowledge of VW's is extremely valuable. His advice on how to keep my 45 year old Bug running was greatly appreciated!

Raul

34 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
34 years of experience

Tung

16 years of experience
310 reviews
Tung
16 years of experience
Arrived early. Did the 3 hour job in 1 hour. And all is well. Very friendly and professional.

James

31 years of experience
694 reviews
James
31 years of experience
Awesome

Bill

33 years of experience
9 reviews
Bill
33 years of experience
Very friendly, knowledgeable. Was early to the job and was very thorough and patient enough to teach me as he worked. Best money i ever spent.

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