Tightened My Valve Train.........(One Bad Valve?)
Well...I just tightened my valve train with some good lock nuts and everything was going by the book until the second last valve.
Basically I would spin the pushrod until it stopped and then 1/2 a turn more. Fine ! Except the second last valve. As soon as the pushrod snugged up I gave it 1/2 a turn. But it didn't feel as tight as the other ones, so I kept tightening it and the left spring part was compressing and it went down about 1/4 of an inch before it stopped.
I was shocked by this. All of the other valves either snugged on the extra 1/2 turn, or bottomed out soon after. But with this valve's spring was compressing.
What's with that? Does that mean that I was forcing the valve open? It really wasn't a lot of torque, I was applying the same tightening power as the rest of them.These are new comp cam springs and should be good.
And yes, I'm sure I was on the base of the cam, all of the other ones seemed to be straight/level.