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HOWTO - Adjusting Hydraulic Valves


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OK I need someone to explain to me the process of adjusting the valves. I've read over the manual several times and I'm not completely clear on it. From what I understand, I have to..

set the piston in the #1 cylinder to TDC....check



As Ken explained in his post ... we have to be careful with the term "Top Dead Center" ... because EVERY CYLINDER HAS 2 of them ...TDC COMPRESSION STROKE ... and TDC EXHAUST STROKE.

What you are looking for is better expressed as "Number ONE cylinder, Top Dead Center, Compression Stroke".



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