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Old 10-06-2013, 08:34 PM   #1
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adjusting valves

I would like to know if anyone knows how to adjust the valve clearances on a 2001 spi. I have a tick coming from the camshaft. Pictures would be greatly appreciated, thanks!


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Old 10-07-2013, 03:42 PM   #2
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A quick search indicates that the valves on the SPI cannot be adjusted. Haven't looked into it personally, but that has been the conclusion of a few different threads through the years.

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Old 10-07-2013, 04:44 PM   #3
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You don't adjust hydraulic lifters. The tick says bad lifter or enough wear in valvetrain to open up clearance past what the lifter takes up travel wise. Occasionally a screwy wear pattern can tick even if parts not loose.
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:11 PM   #4
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If the valve is hanging open a bit, it will create excess lash that you may hear as ticking.
You might have a valve seat halfway out.
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I suppose one could even be hearing a loose seat banging back up into head as it tries to fall.
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I agree there is no adjustment on the valves for an SPI but...... I thought I saw numbers stamped on the rocker arms maybe indicating varying heights?
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If like most other hydraulic lifter engines the lifter has about .060"-.080" travel in it, that is enough to make up for errors in rockers, stand heights, cam base circles and the like. The rockers run down to hit solid and lifter should end up somewhere in the middle of that travel to run quietly.

We used to take old school engines and do the 'back off lifter till it taps and then tighten to stop plus 1/4 turn' thingie and you got about 90% of an antipumpup lifter then, with no travel left to pump up, you could rev the piss out of the engine. We freely revved all kinds of engine to way past 7000 rpm doing that and using stock off the shelf doggy lifters.
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