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Valve Adjustment

This video describes how to adjust your valves. John demonstrates on a MG-TD and references a valve clearance of .015, and prefers to adjust on a hot engine. Remember for Spridgets this should be .012 for street cars, on a cold engine.

John "bumps" the engine with a starter. I prefer to take the spark plugs out and put the car in 4th gear and push the car to move the valves (a bit easier for me). He also uses the "Rule of 9" to determine which valve to adjust.


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