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lechicho55

lechicho55
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its probably a silly question but do I need to drain the oil to check the valve clearances and change the shims if need be.  I have the oil drained now but I would like to work on some other things while I wait for the valve tools to show up.

    

MartinW

MartinW
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No the oil level in the engine is lower. However you will get some residual oil in the cover that will drip out on your immaculate workshop floor so a drip pan, rags, paper towel will be a handy addition.
Regards Martin.


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RicK G

RicK G
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Word of caution do not remove the spark plugs before the shims are done. Some loose carbon can get caught on the exhaust valve seats and give a false reading. If you have already done that check again after a short test ride to make sure the clearances are correct.


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