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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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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.

Dominic

25 years of experience
11 reviews
Dominic
25 years of experience
Very informative. Highly recommended!

Eric

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

Erick

10 years of experience
182 reviews
Erick
10 years of experience

Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
Finally, a best mechanic comes into my life. Peter is the hero. He saved my car's engine by diagnosing the wrong-doing of previous mechanic, and re-do all the service in the professional and, most important, correct way. What happened was that the check engine light was on after the previous mechanic adjusted the valve clearance in a hurry, and I got the misfire codes on all 6 cylinders. The engine ran roughly. I called the customer service for the warranty service. Luckily I found Peter's profile and felt more confident by his experience. So requested to send Peter to do the warranty inspection. Peter called in advance and arrived earlier. He quickly found the root cause, and took care of all paperwork to schedule to redo the work for me. On the day of work, he also arrived earlier, and get the work do in the right way. Now the misfiring goes away, and the engine runs more smoothly. During the work, Peter also explains to me what he found and provided his recommendation. I was impressed by his rich knowledge and experience. PETER IS THE BEST MECHANIC IN THE VALLEY! I will always request for Peter for any future work and refer him to my friends and coworkers.

Jacob

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

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.

Joe

23 years of experience
85 reviews
Joe
23 years of experience
Joe was diligent, competent and respectful. Job well done.

Dante

36 years of experience
98 reviews
Dante
36 years of experience

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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