Solving Early 6 Cylinder Gas Engine Valve Adjustment Problems - On Demand Video

Tools and tips needed when adjusting the valves on 1955 to 1972 single overhead cam engines

Valve adjustment is often neglected on many of the mid 1950's to early 1970's 6 cylinder single overhead camshaft gas engines.  If it has been years since any adjustment was made, there will be problems - Kent can guarantee it!!! - especially if you don't have the right tools or know the potential pitfalls. The factory manual if often silent on covering unique problems you may encounter when working on real old engines. Like Kent, you may end of having to modify a tool or two to get the job done right. 

Solving Early 6 Cylinder Gas Engine Valve Adjustment Problems - On Demand Video
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PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a step-by-step video on doing a valve adjustment. It does not cover removing the valve cover, removing the fan or other associated jobs. No clearance specifications or torque values are included here. All that information can easily be obtained in the Haynes Manual or Factory service manual.  Kent will explain how he turns the engine over and how to make a sheet to keep track of the valves you have adjusted. He will show you the special tools you will need as well as the tool he modified to avoid rounding off the adjuster hex nuts. This video focuses on the type of problems you may run into trying to turn the ball adjusters and what you can do to get them to turn without damaging them. The example he uses in this video is a 6 cylinder engine in a 1970 280SL that had not run in 4 years and it REALLY needed a valve adjustment.

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