[Vwdiesel] A Question About Terminology and Procedure Order

Bryan K. Walton bryankwalton at machlink.com
Fri Apr 20 16:22:46 EDT 2007

On Fri, Apr 20, 2007 at 03:16:56PM -0400, Val Christian wrote:
> > 2. Should valve timing be checked/adjusted before doing a valve
> > adjustment?  How about before checking/adjusting IP timing?  (In other
> > words, could the valve timing being out of spec affect valve
> > clearances and/or IP timing?)
> 	Yes, if you think it might be off.  All timing is interrelated.
> 	But if you have an older non-hydraulic cylinder head, you can 
> 	set the lash without the timing being set properly.  Similarily,
> 	even though it may not make sense, you can set the timing, 
> 	even though the shims for the valve adjustment may be off.
> 	While you have the valve cover off, do whatever you need to.

Thanks Val, I'm going to do just that.  I know for a fact that my
valve timing is off.  So I'm going to set my valve timing, then reset
my pump timing, and then measure my valve clearances and adjust if


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