[Healeys] Valve adjustment

warthodson at aol.com warthodson at aol.com
Tue Feb 13 07:27:10 MST 2018

I have noticed that conflict, too. I vote for adjusting them when cold on the premise that the gap will diminish when the engine is hot, which is the reason for having a gap in the first place. Also, as I recall, my Elgin Cam instructions say to adjust when cold. 
Gary Hodson
-----Original Message-----
From: Fred Wescoe <fredwescoe at gmail.com>
To: healeys <Healeys at autox.team.net>
Sent: Tue, Feb 13, 2018 6:21 am
Subject: [Healeys] Valve adjustment


I am trying to adjust the valves on my 66 BJ8.  The valve cover states to adjust the valves to .12 with the engine hot.  This is what I have always done.

I now discover the manual states to adjust the valves to .12 with the engine cold.  I have never done the cold adjustment.

The manual also states to adjust the valves to .15 for competition with the engine cold.  

As usual, I bow to the wisdom of the list.  TIA.

66 BJ8

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