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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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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!
He was great fast and efficient

Kenny

28 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
28 years of experience
Great overall service. Kept us well informed of the timing and services to be performed. Demonstrated knowledge of the services being performed.

Jason

22 years of experience
20 reviews
Jason
22 years of experience
Jason was great! Very professional and did a great job helping me understand the issues with my car and the different options I had. I would absolutely recommend him!

Willie

35 years of experience
18 reviews
Willie
35 years of experience
He was very personable and did everything he could with the information given to him. Willie helped me diagnose what the correct issue was with my vehicle.

Jason

14 years of experience
15 reviews
Jason
14 years of experience
Did the job very fast, which is a good thing with my busy schedule. Will be making another appointment very soon. Will tell everybody I know about this site. Great job!!!! Thanks

Ricardo

14 years of experience
339 reviews
Ricardo
14 years of experience
Very friending and on time. Had problems Resolving the issues which required multiple try’s. In the end the car does seem to run as I hoped.

Trevor

22 years of experience
185 reviews
Trevor
22 years of experience
Trevor was easy to work with and did very good work.

Ryan

18 years of experience
62 reviews
Ryan
18 years of experience
Ryan was punctual, friendly, and did a great job!

John

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

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