Roller Rocker adjustment
I have a set of Street Terra adjustable roller rockers on my new motor. it is just run in and needs the roller rockers adjusting. I was thinking of having a go ad doing it myself so I had a look at the instructions on the Yella Terra website:
"Set hydraulic lifters about a half-turndown past zero lash, this point is determined by holding the pushrod between two fingers while you adjust the lash. When you can no longer turn the pushrod easily, you are at zero lash, now adjust the rocker a further ¼ to ½ turn."
Sounds fairly straight forward. Has anyone done this recently? What tools do I need and is there a locking nut or anything on the adjusters? I havent looked yet! Which way do I turn the motor? How do I know when the engine is on TDC between the compression and the power strokes?? I will have to take the distributer cap off and check the timing marks and go over them in the firing order, wont I? I kow that the dissy goes anticlockwise and I think the motor does to, I spose I could start it up and take a look, its only rocker science after all.
I suppose you will be thinking if I have to ask this many questions I probably shouldnt be touching it, but I am wiling to have a go and I have given up waiting for the mechanic to call me back.
1978 XC Fairmont GXL, Emerald green, Jade Int. 351C, 750 VAC, C10, 9" LSD
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