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1999 Acura Integra Question: what are valve adjustment measures on a 1999 acura integra 1.8

 

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mmed64, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Santa Ana, CA, August 20, 2012, 19:04
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am trying to adjust the valves but dont know what they are adjusted to

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    pushrod August 21, 2012, 00:50
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    Are you a mechanic? If not find one.

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    mmed64, August 21, 2012, 10:10
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    sorry, i thought i was asking a mechanic

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    pushrod, August 21, 2012, 18:31
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    You did in fact ask a mechanic,thus the reason for my answer. You can get all
    kinds of numbers,knowing what to do with them is another matter.Adjusting
    valves involves a good bit of auto savvy. Done wrong it involves a good bit
    of money. Sometimes it's best left to a pro. Which you may very well be.
    I didn't read your profile.

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    ziptie12 August 21, 2012, 03:14
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    If your hood is original , the specs will be on a label on it. Don't do the adjustments yourself unless your experienced.Improper adjustment can lead to many other problems. It's okay for them to make a little noise , especially when cold.

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    mmed64, August 21, 2012, 10:08
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    THANK YOU

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    ziptie12, August 21, 2012, 17:02
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    ONE MORE TIP...a little loose is better than a little tight. To tight will give you that quiet sound you probably want , but can also lead to valves not closing completely. If you have a simple vacuum guage take a reading of manifold vacuum, warmed up , at idle , before and after the adjustments.If adjustment was an issue then you should see a slight improvement in the reading. good is 18-20" needle should be STEADY. If it fluctuates rapidly then you've got a valve problem. good luck.

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