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Valves; Valve Clearance Inspection; Valve Removal; Valve Installation - Kawasaki KX450F Service Manual

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5-24 ENGINE TOP END

Valves

Valve Clearance Inspection

Refer to the Valve Clearance Inspection in the Periodic
Maintenance chapter.

Valve Removal

Remove the cylinder head (see Cylinder Head Removal).
Remove the valve lifter and the shim from the valve.
Use the valve spring compressor assembly and the
adapter to press down the valve spring retainer.
Special Tools - Valve Spring Compressor Assembly: 57001
-241 [A]
Valve Spring Compressor Adapter,
57001-1586 [B]

Valve Installation

Do not lap the valve to the valve seat, using the
grinding compound.
treated surface of the valve.
Visually inspect the valve surface.
If the surface is damaged, replace it.
Replace the oil seal [C] with a new part.
Apply a thin coat of molybdenum disulfide grease to the
valve stem [A] before installing the valve.
Check to make sure that the valve moves up and down
smoothly.
Check to make sure that the valve and the valve seat are
making proper contact.
Install the inner valve spring [D] and outer valve spring [E]
so that the closed coil end faces the spring seat [B].
Compress the valve spring to install the split keepers [G]
in order to secure the spring retainer [F] in place.
Special Tools - Valve Spring Compressor Assembly: 57001
-241
Valve Spring Compressor Adapter,
57001-1586
The shim [H] must be installed with its thickness indication
facing up towards the retainer.
Apply high temperature grease to the shim or to the
retainer to prevent the shim from falling off when the
camshaft is being installed.
Apply engine oil to the valve lifter [I] surface; then install
the lifter.
NOTE
CAUTION
It will come off oxide film
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