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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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Napoleon

27 years of experience
147 reviews
Napoleon
27 years of experience
Very nice , clean and did an outstanding job on my 22 year old truck . I would recommend him and hope he's available the next time I need work done on my vehicle . Thanks again Napoleon .

Marco

29 years of experience
226 reviews
Marco
29 years of experience
This guy was awesome

Phillip

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

John

27 years of experience
1019 reviews
John
27 years of experience
Very nice and knowledgeable . Good prices as well and i will be booking him anytime i need something fixed

Ernesto

32 years of experience
28 reviews
Ernesto
32 years of experience
He was reliable, efficient, trustworthy and fully explained everything he was doing. Wonderful experience.

Derek

17 years of experience
21 reviews
Derek
17 years of experience
A very accommodating and professional individual. Personable. Knowledgeable. And truly interested in addressing my concerns with my vehicle. I highly recommend Derek.

Andrew

11 years of experience
849 reviews
Andrew
11 years of experience
Andrew did a great job repairing my 2006 Honda Civic - power steering pump with fluid flush. replace spark plugs, adjust valves, and replace valve cover gasket.

Diego

21 years of experience
564 reviews
Diego
21 years of experience
Very pleasant and knowledgeable. Recommended to other family members in the local area.

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.

David

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

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