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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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Theodore

16 years of experience
1587 reviews
Theodore
16 years of experience
Theodore was great. He is meticulous, he shared a lot of knowledge with me, he stayed until the job was done, he was prompt, he cleaned up the work area well afterward. He even gave me some tips for DIY work I was doing on the car. And when some billing issues arose, he helped resolve them. I thought it went very well.

Chris

15 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
15 years of experience
Good

Phillip

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

Jeremy

20 years of experience
592 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
499 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!

Joshua

27 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
27 years of experience
AWESOME JOB

Robert

31 years of experience
641 reviews
Robert
31 years of experience
Robert was very professional and went above and beyond to ensure the car was good to go.

Marco

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

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.

Eric

16 years of experience
15 reviews
Eric
16 years of experience
Great guy knows his stuff highly recommend

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