Posted 15 July 2014 - 12:41 am
First of all, I have to say I'm so thankful for carpe-tdm. I've learned a lot, and currently trying to do all the servicing and fettling on my own 900.
Now I checked clearance, and swapped around almost all of the shims. I had a couple of 0.12-13 on intake and two 0.22 on exhaust. I opened them up to 0.16-17 and 0.26-28. I left the 0.16 as is in intake, and the 0.24 on exhaust. I think I did everything according to the manual, but the valves are now really loud. I mean, REALLY loud. I didn't bother with adding moly grease under the buckets. Just used a dash normal multi grease. And I forgot to splash some oil over the cams before I closed the lid. Are all engines this loud after a shim change (clearance opened up so much) Should I drain it and open again? No problems with the cam chain tensioner btw.