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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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Ryan

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

Jeremy

20 years of experience
603 reviews
Jeremy
20 years of experience
Had him before and just had him again. He’s great at what he does and he is friendly.

Alfred

13 years of experience
505 reviews
Alfred
13 years of experience
In one word, FANTASTIC! Alfred was on-time, professional and completed a valve check/adjustment in under 3 hours! He really knows his way around and will definitely recommend him to a friend as well as work with him in the future!

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

Trung

12 years of experience
412 reviews
Trung
12 years of experience

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.

Whitney

39 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
39 years of experience

Jacob

12 years of experience
329 reviews
Jacob
12 years of experience
Fast and reliable professional.

Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
Very professional

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