How to Set a Valve Lash on SBC?

Answer It's not common for the hydraulic lifters on a small-block Chevrolet engine to need adjustment. Sometimes a lifter begins to wear, which requires resetting the valve lash. If the lifters are replac... Read More »

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Easy Way to Set Valve Lash?

Valve lash, or valve clearance, refers to a small space between a valve and the camshaft in an internal combustion engine that allows for thermal expansion. Setting valve lash correctly maximizes t... Read More »

How to Set the Valve Lash on a Chevrolet?

The rocker arms in a Chevrolet engine push down on the top of the valves to let the fuel/air mixture in and let the exhaust gases out. Some rocker arms have a simple metal arm that slides back and ... Read More »

How to Check a Valve Lash?

The distance between the rocker arms and the valve stems on an engine is known as valve lash. Excessive valve lash causes noise in the engine and excessive wear in the valve train. The engine must ... Read More »

How to Set a Valve Lash on a Chevy V-8?

Valve lash is the clearance between an engine's valve stems and rocker arms. A correct valve lash setting is vital to optimum valvetrain and overall engine performance. Before attempting to set the... Read More »