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valve adjustment

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by OCTaco, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Mar 25, 2010 at 6:37 PM
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    OCTaco

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    Does anyone know when we need to do the valve adjustment on out trucks? I have 84k on mine and i get a lot of vavle noise so im thinking it might be time.
     
  2. Mar 25, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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    pauldotcom

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  3. Mar 25, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I was told that they should go 250K miles before they need an adjustment.
     
  4. Mar 25, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    Awesome, it must just be a figment of my imagination then.
     
  5. Mar 25, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    In other words, the truck will have been bought back by Toyota due to frame rust before a valve adjustment is needed.
     
  6. Mar 25, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    Awesome. Do you know what gasket it is? Or where i can find that tsb? I need to get my shit fixed ASAP. I really fell like i lose powere when i hear that ticking shit.
     
  7. Mar 25, 2010 at 7:42 PM
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    i'd be down of a rust buy back:D
     
  8. Mar 25, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    How do i go about doing this?
     
  9. Mar 25, 2010 at 7:51 PM
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    What you do is, drive your truck for 8 years and hope that you and many others have rust problems. Then, Toyota buys your truck back for 150% of it's value. See, it's like an investment with a great return.
     
  10. Mar 25, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    Loving it. Although it does not fix my current problem.
     
  11. Mar 25, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    All I can say about that is to bring it in and have it looked at.
     
  12. Mar 25, 2010 at 10:44 PM
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    Try higher octane fuel next fill-up. If ticking changes or disappears, there's the problem, and short of major engineering, no real easy fix.
    Valve adjust--Aren't these double overhead cams? Therefore, no rocker arms, i.e. no adjustment? You have me wondering, hmm.
     
  13. Mar 25, 2010 at 10:49 PM
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    I'm gonna be honest with you guys, im not a guru when it comes to these trucks. I just know the real basics. And I always use shell Vpower which is 91 octane. Funny thing, when i called toyota to ask about the valve adjustment they said,"at 60k or when they get too loud." Why would the say that if they need no adjustment?
     
  14. Mar 26, 2010 at 6:43 AM
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    The valve train is a direct acting mechanical bucket (DAMB) valve train. It does not have a hydraulic lash adjuster. They eventually need to be adjusted. They very the shickness of buckets or shims under the buckets. Very simple and stiff valve train, kinda noisy though....
     
  15. Mar 26, 2010 at 10:26 PM
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    Thanks, "dalsmthme", most of my wrenching is from older tech engines. I'll be thinking about an adjustment soon.
     
  16. Mar 27, 2010 at 12:28 AM
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    What about on the 5vz?
     
  17. Mar 27, 2010 at 7:24 AM
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    Im not sure what its interval is. Its the same Shim under bucket system though....
     
  18. Mar 27, 2010 at 12:08 PM
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    Yea, I knew it was a shim under bucket. Even though I dont understand the benefit of a "shim under bucket" lol.
     
  19. Mar 27, 2010 at 12:16 PM
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    I believe the shim under bucket design holds its adjustment better and longer. Im not sure though.
     
  20. Mar 27, 2010 at 2:58 PM
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    A direct acting mechanical bucket valve train is very strong and stiff. The valve train inertia is very low. They have a big advantage when designing combustion chambers specifically with valve angles. They are simple and robust but require adjustment intervals and tend to be noisy.
     
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