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

am trying to adjust the valves but dont know what they are adjusted to

by in Santa Ana, CA on August 20, 2012
2 answers 4 comments
ANSWER by on August 21, 2012
Are you a mechanic? If not find one.
COMMENT by on August 21, 2012
sorry, i thought i was asking a mechanic
COMMENT by on August 21, 2012
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.
ANSWER by on August 21, 2012
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.
COMMENT by on August 21, 2012
THANK YOU
COMMENT by on August 21, 2012
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.