Valve Lash (Clearance) Inspection - Suzuki SX4 Service Manual

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7) Install air cleaner assembly with air suction hose
referring to "Air Cleaner Assembly Removal and
Installation".
8) Run engine at specified idle speed and read vacuum
gauge. Vacuum should be within specification.
Vacuum specification (at sea level)
59 – 73 kPa (45 – 55 cmHg, 17.7 – 21.6 in.Hg) at
specified idle speed
9) After checking, disconnect special tool (Vacuum
gauge) from PCV valve.
10) Detach blind cap from PCV valve.
11) Install air cleaner assembly with air suction hose
referring to "Air Cleaner Assembly Removal and
Installation".

Valve Lash (Clearance) Inspection

1) Remove negative cable at battery.
2) Remove cylinder head cover referring to "Cylinder
Head Cover Removal and Installation".
3) Remove right side engine under cover, if necessary.
4) Using 17 mm wrench, turn crankshaft pulley (1)
clockwise until cam lobes (2) become perpendicular
to shim faces (3) at valves "1" and "7" as shown in
figure.
5) Check valve lashes with thickness gauge (4)
according to the following procedure.
a) Check valve lashes at valves "1" and "7".
b) Turn camshafts by 90° (by turning crankshaft
with wrench).
c) Make sure that cam lobes are perpendicular to
shim faces at valves to be checked (in this case,
"3" and "8"), if not, adjust it by turning crankshaft.
Check valve lashes.
d) In the same manner as b) – c), check valve
lashes at valves "4" and "6".
e) In the same manner as b) – c) again, check
valve lashes at valves "2" and "5".
If valve lash is out of specification, record valve lash and
adjust it to specification by replacing shim.
Valve clearance specification
When cold (Coolant temperature is 15 – 25 °C (59 –
77 °F)):
• Intake: 0.18 – 0.22 mm (0.007 – 0.009 in.)
• Exhaust: 0.28 – 0.32 mm (0.011 – 0.013 in.)
When hot (Coolant temperature is 60 – 68 °C (140 –
154 °F)):
• Intake: 0.21 – 0.27 mm (0.008 – 0.011 in.)
• Exhaust: 0.30 – 0.36 mm (0.012 – 0.014 in.)
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Replacement of Shim
1) Close the valve whose shim (2) is to be replaced by
turning crankshaft, then turn tappet (3) till its cut
section (1) faces inside as shown in figure.
Engine Mechanical:
1D-7
I3RM0A140004-01
I2RH0B140006-01

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