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I just finished checking the clearance on my valves. They are all within specs. except for two, which are a little tight. Going down one shim size would put them in spec. How does a valve tighten up with time? Would it be wrong to just put everything back together and do it again in 5000 miles.
 

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Unlike screw adjusted valves, those with shims tighten instead of loosen as they adjustment wears.

I guess it comes down to how tight is a little tight. If it is within spec but on the tight side of that you could wait. If it is out of spec. you'd be doing yourself a favor to just make it right.
 
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