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PostSubject: Holy valve adjusting Batman..   Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:43 pm

So, I finally got the chance to do a valve adjustment on my new girl yesterday. They were all tight! So got them to the .006 range.. what a difference. Smoother start up and a lower idle.. feels like more power as well.

Forgot to re adjust timing.. which I beleive is off now.. idle is almost to low. So will do that tonight when I get home.

It amazes me on our small cars how something as simple and small a valve adjustment can make so much difference. A lot better acceleration on the freeway.

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PostSubject: Re: Holy valve adjusting Batman..   Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:25 pm

Be sure to adjust/replace your point as well. (if applicable) Then adjust the timing.

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PostSubject: Re: Holy valve adjusting Batman..   Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:32 pm

No points...YEAH.. but forgot to do the timing.. plus I put a new cap and rotor on which can change the timing a bit also.. so I will wait for a break in the rain and adjust timing.. I bet this thing will run like a raped ape when all done...hehehehehe

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PostSubject: Re: Holy valve adjusting Batman..   Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:06 pm

Way to go Brad. It will be a lot more enjoyable to drive for sure.

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PostSubject: it nice   Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:07 pm

It is nice the car is working out for you.

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PostSubject: Re: Holy valve adjusting Batman..   Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:50 pm

Is it a dual port? I forget. It should be right...

Put some 1.4 ratio rockers in it if it doesn't have them already.

It will really wake her up...
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PostSubject: Re: Holy valve adjusting Batman..   Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:44 am

Then it's gonna need NOS. Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Holy valve adjusting Batman..   Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:11 pm

Any time you buy a VW, you should do the valves immediately. No telling when they were done previously and if whoever did them did them properly.

Tight valves are being stressed and there's always the risk of breaking one.
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PostSubject: Re: Holy valve adjusting Batman..   Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:05 pm

Plus the fact you lose compression.

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PostSubject: Re: Holy valve adjusting Batman..   Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:20 pm

...and possibly, your engine!
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PostSubject: Re: Holy valve adjusting Batman..   Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:50 pm

Burn'n valves is always fun when the valves are tight...

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PostSubject: Re: Holy valve adjusting Batman..   Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:01 am

I have never lost an engine. I have misplaced parts but not the whole engine. lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Holy valve adjusting Batman..   Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:19 pm

What about the one you sat on? It was never seen again.
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PostSubject: Re: Holy valve adjusting Batman..   Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:27 pm

I love you.

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