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Can anyone direct me to or email to me detailed instructions for adjusting the valves. I know the clearances are posted on the underside of the hood and that they are adjusted cold. but I need to know when to adjust what valves ( I have adjusted valves on many engines, but I have always had a manual the says @ TDC adjust # 1 Intake and exaust etc.)
I have 121,000 miles on the car and I just changed the spark plugs. The valves have never been adjusted and I do not have excessive valve noise. However, knowing the valve can get tighter and I risk the possibility of burning a valve. I pu;lled the valve cover and noted that some of the valves do not have the same clearance - that is for example - on the # 2 intake valves - one had no clearance while the other had some.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thank You in Advance.
Phil - 2000 Insight 64.3 LMPG
PS I am trying to aviod buying a service manual
 

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An owners manual is a very valuable tool if you're planning on keeping the Insight. Ebay usually has them. I think I paid around $30 for the mechanical and $25 for the electrical. They are worth it, whatever the cost.

Intake: .007-.009
Exhaust: .008-.010

Set #1 cyl. to tdc mark on the cam sprocket - adjust #1
Rotate sprocket 120 and align 2nd sprocket mark - adjust #3
Rotate clockwise another 120 and align 3rd mark - adjust #2

Yes, adjust in that order: 1, 3, 2

I adjusted mine at about 122,000. They had been adjusted at 60,000.
Only 2 of 12 needed adjusted and I think it was only more loose by .001.
 

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Valve Adjustment

Hi LoNOx1,
Thanks for the information. I just have one more question.Which is the # 1 cylinder?
I have had the car 6 years and I do plan on keeping it, so I will be looking for a service manual.
 

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As always, with an "inline" engine. The front of the engine is where the number 1 cylinder would be. The "front" being where the "drive belts" are located, namely on the passenger side.

Hope this helps.

Willie
 
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