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ADJUSTMENT --ENGINE
Valve Lifter Holder Installation
#1
#2
#4
#5
Cross Section
Flat Side
--r--
Notched Side
A. Valve Lifter Holder
(57001·1035)
eRemove the shim carefully so that it does not pop out
of the valve lifter
top.
-Cut out a cover from a rubber plate using the pattern
on Pg. 281
,
and stuff it in the camshaft chain tunnel
so that no parts will fall into the
crankcase.
A. Stuff a damper plate.
-Check the present shim thickness (shim size) which is
printed on the sh im
surface.
Refer to the Valve Adjust-
ment Charts (Pgs. 15, 16), and select the shim which
will bring the valve clearance within the spec ified
limits.
Shims are available in sizes from 2.00 to 3.20 mm, in
increments of 0.05 mm.
elnsert the new shim on the valve lifter with the num-
bered side fac ing downwards so the number won 't be
polished off by the action of the cam.
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high rpm, causing extensive engine damage.
2. 00 not grind the shim. This may cause it to fracture,
causing extensive engine damage.
NOTE: If the smallest shim does not sufficiently
in-
crease clearance, the valve seat is probably worn
.
In this
case, (a) repair the valve seat (Pg. 176), (b) grind down
the valve stem slightly (Pg.
175),
(c) then recheck the
clearance.
eRemove the rubber plate.
eWhile holding the tool, turn the crankshaft so that the
cam is again pushing down the lifter, and remove the
special tool.
eMake sure that the valve clearance is
correct. If
it is
not,
readjust.
elnstall the alternator cover (Pg.
85).
elnstall the cylinder head cover and air suction valve
cover (Pg. 65).
elnstall the spark plugs. Tighten them to 2.8 kg-m (20
ft-Ibs) of torque.
elnstall the ign ition coils (Pg. 49).
elnstall the vacuum switch valve (US model
)
(Pg. 48).
-Connect the battery ground (
-
) lead.
elnstall the fuel tank (Pg. 46).
THROTTLE CABLES
There are two throttle cables: an accelerator cable
for opening the throttle valves, and a decelerator cable
for closing them
.
If the cables are too loose due to
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