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i know i have a larger than normal camshaft in my d16a6 (dunno what kind cause i didnt put it in there). it's been knocking for a while so i wanna adjust the valves. would i still follow the .007-.009 intake and .009-.011 inch setting?
 

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i know i have a larger than normal camshaft in my d16a6 (dunno what kind cause i didnt put it in there). it's been knocking for a while so i wanna adjust the valves. would i still follow the .007-.009 intake and .009-.011 inch setting?
Valve noise is a clicking sound not a knock.
On the heal of each lobe the valve clearance is unchanged from stock no matter what cam you have in.
 

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:) thanks. i just finished adjusting my valves.. but now i have a weird problem and im not too sure if wrong adjustments on the valve is to blame.

see, my distributor has always been advanced as much as it possibly can, yet my idle has always been somewhat normal (800rpm). but since lashing the valves, it's up at 1100, and that's with my idling screw all the way down and my throttle cable totally loose. i double checked all my vaccum hoses but nothing's unplugged... leaving me to suspect the advanced dist.

would retarding the distributor fix the problem? or did i just make a mistake with the valve clearance? :? :cry:
 

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stock ignition was still too high so i retarded it all the way. it's in the high 8's right now, but that's definitely an improvement over 1100.
Only now your engine's got zip for balls.

Considering that the valve adjustment was done correctly, I suspect the valve timing is one cam tooth too advanced. The distributor should be near the center of it's adjustment travel and the idle should still be at around 800 if timing and all else is well. Get a hold of a timing light and confirm.
 
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