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Old 06-16-2008, 09:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1997 valve adjustment.

I need to adjust my valves BADLY, and endwrench keeps "Server not found"'ing me.

I'm also striking out searching here this morning for some reason.

is my 97 the bolt and screw style adjuster or shim bucket?

is there a good writeup here somewhere for whichever style i have?

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2.5L is shim/bucket.
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thanks,

any idea where i can buy the adjustment tool required to do this?
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I don't know about any special adjustment tool. I used a feeler gauge to measure the clearance and calculated the size shim I needed to replace the original in order to get proper clearance.
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i've read here that the job cant be done without this tool

http://subaru.spx.com/detail.asp?partid=498187100

is that innacurate??

i have a well stocked shop and would prefer to not buy a tool, but i dont have time to tear it apart to find out. just to be down for a few days while i locate the tool.

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I guess that tool is required if you are doing the job in-place without removing the cams. It depresses the valve enough to remove the shim. I did mine as part of a valve job with the heads off, so it was easy to measure, then remove the cams and replace shims, then install cams and re-check. If your timing belt and cam sprockets are all still on, the special tool is easier than removing/replacing all that stuff.
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I guess that tool is required if you are doing the job in-place without removing the cams. It depresses the valve enough to remove the shim. I did mine as part of a valve job with the heads off, so it was easy to measure, then remove the cams and replace shims, then install cams and re-check. If your timing belt and cam sprockets are all still on, the special tool is easier than removing/replacing all that stuff.
I was just wondering if in fact it was neccessary to exchange any shims and if you knew the history of this particular vehicle in relation to earlier valve adjustments or inspection....
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