Series 60

Section 13.4 Valve Lash for the Series 60G Engine

Section 13.4
Valve Lash for the Series 60G Engine

Accurate adjustment of the clearance between the valve buttons and the intake and exhaust valves is important if maximum performance and economy are to be obtained.‪

Intake and exhaust valve clearance are adjusted by an adjusting set screw and locknut located at the valve end of the rocker arm. See Figure "Valve Height Adjustment Components for the Series 60G Engine" .‪

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Figure 1. Valve Height Adjustment Components for the Series 60G Engine

Bar the engine over clockwise until one of the cylinders has the intake and exhaust cam follower rollers on the base circle of the camshaft. Adjust all four valves at this position. Continue barring the engine over until the next cylinder is in position. Follow the timing valve circle chart until all of the valves have been adjusted. See Figure "Timing Circle Chart for the Series 60G Engine" .‪

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Figure 2. Timing Circle Chart for the Series 60G Engine

  1. Disconnect starting power for the engine.
  2. Remove the spark plug boots from the connection on the rocker cover.
  3. Remove the engine valve rocker cover; refer to "1.6 Rocker Cover" .
  4. Insert a 3/4 in. drive breaker bar or ratchet into the square hole in the center of the crankshaft pulley. Bar the engine over until both the intake and exhaust cam rollers are on the base circle of the camshaft. Stop engine rotation.

    Note: The cylinder number.

  5. See Figure "Timing Circle Chart for the Series 60G Engine" and locate the cylinder. The timing circle can be started with any cylinder. Ensure the circle is completed to set all valves.
  6. To adjust the intake valves, insert a 0.279 mm (0.011 in.) feeler gage between the tip of the valve stem and the valve button at the end of the rocker arm. See Figure "Valve Clearance Adjustment Series 60G Engines" .
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    1. Feeler Gage‪

    4. Wrench (9/16 in.)‪

    2. Valve Button‪

    5. Intake Valve Stem‪

    3. Allen Wrench (3/16 in.)‪

    Figure 3. Valve Clearance Adjustment Series 60G Engines

  7. Loosen the locknut, and turn the adjusting set screw until the feeler gage produces an even or smooth pull between the valve stem and the valve button.
  8. Torque the locknut to 41-47 N·m (30-35 lb·ft), and remove the feeler gage. Insert the feeler gage to ensure that the adjustment did not change when the locknut was tightened. Readjust as necessary.
  9. The exhaust valves are adjusted the same way as the intake valves, except that a 0.914 mm (0.036 inch.) feeler gage is used.
  10. Complete the adjustment of all four valves (two intake, two exhaust) for that cylinder before proceeding to the next step.
  11. See Figure "Timing Circle Chart for the Series 60G Engine" and note the cylinder number, in parentheses, directly under the cylinder that just received the valve adjustment.


Series 60 Service Manual - 6SE483
Generated on 10-13-2008

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