Re: Valve Adjust with Engine Running?
I respecfully disagree,when doing a running adj on a stock to mild perf hyd flat tappet perf cam its easy to tell if you have a lifter issue,bad cam lobe,can see a bent pushrod,etc.
I have done literally 100's of running hyd flat tappet cam valve adj on motors over the past 37yrs i have been working on them(Family was in car buisness for 30yrs & i also work on cars/motors on the side too so i have a lot of experience with doing running valve adj) and it's not a bad way to go if you do it properly and take measures to stop/reduce the oil splash with rocker clips and AL foil.
But i also do the static EOIC method too for new cam installs & when rebuilding motors too.
Both the running & EOIC valve adj methods have their place,it just depends on which method better suits your needs at the time.
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Last edited by SWHEATON; Aug 20th, 08 at 1:17 PM.