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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-29-2008, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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ok i no im askin alot of questions, but i plan on doin everything to my truck this weekend, while i got the valve cover of to put the injectors in i want to adjust the valves, how hard is this should it be done by a professional,if not does any one have instructions on how to do it and the tools needed thanks

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-29-2008, 09:45 PM
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Really easy to do and you can be done in about 30-60 mintues...:

Here is my write up on it...
http://mopar.mopar1973man.com/2002%2...adjustment.htm

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ok.. your turn the surpenteen belt from the alternator, and you find the top dead center of the vp pump? good information just was wondering where you check to find the tdc. which cover or what not.

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Remove the crankcase vent and use a mirror to see the VP44 pump gear...

TDC Position (Intake valves 1, 2, 4 and Exhaust valves 1, 3, 5)
http://mopar.mopar1973man.com/2002%2...C-position.jpg

BDC Position (Intakes 3, 5, 6 and Exhaust 2, 4, 6)
http://mopar.mopar1973man.com/2002%2...C-position.jpg

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Let the engine cool down. They stay warm, almost hot for hours. Cummins recommends doing it cold.

Alot of people will recommend not adjusting the valves that aren't out of spec. Might just be an opinion. Whether it's a good idea or not, I adjust all of them anyways. :shrug:
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When should you adjust your valves?

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Cummins recommends after 150k I think. Most people just go by the seat of their pants.
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