Yes, it's easy, anyone can do it, but it's easier if someone pushes down on the springs while you remove the lasherscrcain01 said:do I have the skills to clean my tappets?
The above should do, in fact you shouldn't even need a screwdriverWhat tools and materials do I need? Prybar, socket wrench, drill bit, screwdrivers. Anything else?
You should be able to get this in Halfords, it's basically kerosene (as used in aircraft engines and domestic heaters amongst other things and sold by dodgy people for use in diesel cars, which will shag the engine eventually ), if not use petrol or another suitable solvent.If I can't find paraffin, what can I use as a replacement?
Just operate the adjuster (push it in and out with your thumb) in a small bath of fresh engine oil for a minute or so, otherwise they will rattle like **** when you put them back in, although they may well rattle for a few minutes anyway. Good luckHomerdog mentioned doing a "final clean in fresh oil". Does this mean engine oil? Does this mean just dipping the lash adjuster in the oil or cleaning the inside too with the engine oil?
Well, I did cover this in the start of the thread, because I was sure some idiot would make a stupid comment - and I actually had you in mind. Thanks for not disappointing meN.Ring said:I cant believe you guys are willing to do such a time consuming operation just to get rid of some ticking sounds while the engine is cold! That you guys have time for something this meaningless. Unbelievable.
You need help! Is Homerdog maybe just pulling your legs??
This is the climax of car polishing disease!
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