Valve Adjustment

Rickard Olsson richie at
Thu Sep 13 23:10:10 PDT 2007

Jeffrey Markham wrote:
> Apparently valves in OHV engines actually tighten with use, 
 > not loosen as common sense would suggest. Is this true?

In my experience, yes. I have always assumed the valve seats and valves 
wear more than the shims and stems and that would cause them to tighten.

     / Richie

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