cSlenker802 Posted June 8, 2017 Share Posted June 8, 2017 So for anyone who frequently is around this part of the forums, you may know me from past threads haha. Ive had various issues I've posted about relating to AVAC issues caused by a past mechanics failure to correctly install cam seals . When fixing his error I found many others and long story short had to replace my passenger side intake cam shaft. I can link the thread if anyones interested but it was a mess. Anyway before assembling everything again, I checked my valve clearances and they all checked out with the exception of the cylinder 3 intake which was indeed in spec but just barely. It was on the loose range of spec and I was anxious to get my car running again so in classic teenage fashion, I said phuck it and sent it like Larry the Enticer. So now a couple months down the road I got a CEL for timing over advance (intake) on that bank (p0021)... go figure. The car drives great and runs nearly flawless when driving but at idle I can feel a slight shudder and when starting the car it struggles, taking a few cranks sometimes. Not getting enough air in cyl 3? I can only assume since the clearance is too great, not keeping the valve open for long enough. Luckily for me I knew my issue immediately and other than being pissed with myself for the headache of taking it apart to replace the buckets, its not the end of the world. Sooo what I need help with. Before graduation from tech school I took the opportunity to check the lash again in class and got accurate measurements to verify that I am now out of spec on cyl 3. After getting it all back together to drive home that day I decided to look into the FSM again and realized I messed up and also needed to measure my buckets in order to calculate the required new ones. This again is annoying and my own fault but i'm on summer break now and have plenty of time to crack into this. I set up a spreadsheet to organize my measurements but I still have questions on the calculations in the FSM. Ill include screenshots also but from my understanding I take my lash measurement + my lifter thickness measurement and subtract 0.20mm to get my desired bucket thickness to order? Just wanted to verify I was going about this all correctly before taking anything apart and loosing my daily again so any helps greatly appreciated! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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