On 2007-01-11 10:01, Programr wrote:
what whould it sound like if, occationally (ie every few minutes, but not consistantly), a valve would stick? How would the engine react?
The valve adjustment really isn't that bad and you should only have to do it every 2 years/12000mi. The old allen wrench adjusters would quickly readjust themselves while the shims pretty much stay the same.On 2007-01-11 18:05, CAPTDON wrote:
...When they need adjusting- its REAL noticable, & a pain in the a**- due to shims. All my old Jap bikes took an allen wrench or similar t oadjust. This reminds me of an XKE I hadsome years back. I am sure it will cost similar to adjust when necessary? O well still a cool bike!!
Actually, I learned about "the only things to watch are..." the hard way. If anyone is interested, I now have hands-on experience in how to remove a stripped Torx screw. That's why I wrote "After you have done it once..." The first time can be a learning experience.On 2007-01-12 19:43, RedBird wrote:
Good response raproe; however, I hope Daz doesn't read your sentence beginning with "The only things to watch are...." :-D