boxboy Posted February 15, 2011 Report Share Posted February 15, 2011 Hey J motor guys. I am working at replacing gaskets on the leaky J13 and while I have the rocker cover off, I would like to adjust the valves. The FSM manual seems to give me very vague instruction on this process. I am trying to figure out a more scientific way of making sure the pushrods are all the way down (back of the cam lobes) before setting the gap. Is there anyway to do it other than simply hand cranking the motor until you see each cylinder stop falling? I want to get it right so I don't burn valves. Another question loosely related is that I have drained the oil from the engine approximately 3 weeks ago to start this process. Will I do any damage by turning the motor by hand? How long before I am in danger of things getting frozen up as a result of no oil? I am assuming that there would be a fine coat of oil remaining on everything that should keep me safe until the process is done. But I need to do the timing cover and crank seal yet, and I will have to remove the radiator and all that, so it will take a bit more time. Any advice appreciated. Quote Link to comment
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