i'm trying to set the valves on a 350 motor, what do i set them on using a feeler guage ?

its a 69 350 4 bolt main

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hydraulic lifters

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  • 1 decade ago
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    1check the timing chain first slack in the chain can make you think that a valve is loose can sound like its coming from any where even the back of the engine 2 if its hydraulic lifters use a manual to adjust the valves there is a proper process bring number one piston up on intake stroke adjust the valves specified in manual rotate crank 180 degrees adjust the rest 3 or an old school junk yard dog will start engine with valve covers off and valves slightly loosen then tighten them one at a time till you can hear the valve or rocker chatter then tighten slightly till the chatter stops being very careful not to over loosen or tighten the valve do this all the way around yes there will be oil Flying around but its usually not that bad most people will use a piece of cardboard on the outside of the head to keep oil on top of the head 3 solid lifter require different settings for different model of engines get a proper manual for the year and engine size you have such as a haynes manual at the parts store they cost but are well worth it

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  • 4 years ago

    We need to know the year and model Chevrolet vehicle. Assuming the motor is in a relatively new Chevrolet with an OEM (original equipment manufactures) camshaft, the motor has hydraulic valve lifters. We also need to know "why" your trying to adjust them? If just one lifter is making a ticking noise, it should be replaced. If you "hear" noise the rocker arm is making the noise because the lifter is stuck and not pumping up to close the space between the rocker arm and valve.

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  • ken k
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    8 and 18

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  • REV B
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Solid lift camshaft?

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