September:(. Darker & shorter days. My Z soon gone 35000km,time to loock into valvclerance. Hopfully easyer to do then replace sparkplugs:). Anybody done this job?:))
September Darker shorter days My Z soon gone 35000km time to loock into...
No Mark,aint a mechanic,bt did work on a mc workshop in my younger days. No im just do it for fun:)) Shure,got a new gasket,a set of shims and so on. Just wonder if il lower the front of engin to get more space
From what I know you don't have to lower or remove the engine. My mechanic was complaining about how much stuff he had to pull off to get to the shims - well the workshop manager actually. Mine were done at 24,000 km with none needing to be changed. At 48,000 km they did a leak test and said all good. Looking at having the camshaft cover off again at 54,000 km service - sitting at ~52,500 km atm.
Strangely the manual says to check valve clearance at 24,000 km (us & canada) and 42,000 km everywhere else.
Mark,i know kwak say. 42K. Bt if i wait util 42k, hawe to do it in springthime,and this are a bad thime to do it:))
Rather be riding in spring than fiddling with valves! :D
It's easy if you have small child like hands.Like Dave Craddock has...lol
Ive done mine to, with help from a mate.
You do need to strip a lot out to do it, as mentioned. I didnt do mine at the service interval, dis it at about 30odd thousand, and they were a ok.
Its just a time consuming, fiddley job, that you need to give a day of time to do.
Would it not be easier to just drop the engine out? Just a thought. =D =D
Spark plugs are easy :-)
I maight think so to Lee.