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Unread 09-11-2002, 02:09 PM   #1
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Valves on 258

Just picked up an 85 CJ7 Laredo with the 258 a couple days ago. This will be the first jeep I've had, among the many Toyota's I've had. That being the case, I haven't got around to purchasing a service manual for it.

Does any know of any technical papers written on adjusting the vavles, or can give me quick run down on whats the best valve clearences for this engine? Also, a sequence would help as well.

Thanks,

Danny

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Unread 09-11-2002, 05:48 PM   #2
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Unfortunately the valves on a 258 are not adjustable. They use a bridged pivot and there is no adjustment possible with them.
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Unread 09-11-2002, 07:52 PM   #3
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Thanks CSP... So this tells me I have another problem, besides a valve not doing what it should. I'm not actually sure it's an excessively loud valve tick that I'm hearing. I really haven't had an opportunity to investigate.

Whatever the sound is...it better hold out for a 5 hour drive! I purchased this thing in Russellville, KY and I have to drive it back to Atlanta. Wish I had a friggin trailer!
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Unread 09-11-2002, 09:38 PM   #4
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Lucky maybe?

It could turn out to be an Exhaust leak from a cracked manifold or leaky gasket...

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Unread 09-11-2002, 09:39 PM   #5
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Re: Lucky maybe?

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It could turn out to be an Exhaust leak from a cracked manifold or leaky gasket...

Bruce
Yeah I'd check that.
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Unread 09-11-2002, 11:33 PM   #6
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Sounds like a real heap! Ha ha! Just kidding. Congratulations on your purchase. You will soon realize that you will be up until all hours of the night searching for anything Jeep related on the internet.

As far as the ticking noise, I wouldn't discount it being a timing chain. Mine has made a ticking noise since I have had it and I have been over the valves. I am sure I need to do a chain. One of these days.

Good luck with the Jeep. Live it, Love it, and whatever you do, never, ever, sell it.

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Unread 09-13-2002, 07:58 AM   #7
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Everyone,

I quite sure I can rule out the exhuast. I wouldn't consider myself by any means a master mechanic, but I'm pretty saavy when it comes to turning the wrenches.

The timing chain might be a reasonable concern and culprit for this noise. If it's not that, it's got to be something in the valve train. I'll check it out after I get back from Colorado next week.

Just in case I have to dive into that timing chain...anyone care to help? CJ7Jeff? (Actually...if he's around, he doesn't have a choice!)

I'm livin' it....lovin' it...and as right now, the only way it's going away is if someone steals it! And if that happens, they had better pray to GOD, Allah, Jesus, and every other religious idle, that I don't find them!

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