Re: need valve clearance specs on 84 v45 magna
Originally Posted by chrisx19
Yes..that's exactly why i'm so determined to get the right values..cam failure..apparently to tight results in premature wear of the cam lobes..i also found it odd that intake and exhaust were duplicates..so that makes the .15/.15 the correct clearance (HONDA Mechanic Bulletin)..but the bulletin just stated >.15..did not state intake or exhaust..and having not a clue what the values were in the first place..well..you get the picture..thank you for your diligence
If it had any bearing on it, I would expect too loose to do more damage than too tight. When the clearances are too large the lobe hits the rocker much more violently.
Being a V-engine with both intake valves within the V it may be that the intake valves don't run as cool as they do in an inline engine (compared to the exhaust valves) which explains why both cams run the same clearances.
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Last edited by bladeracer; 04-18-2010 at 2:40 AM.