- Valve adjustment on a Cummins Engine Repair is the final step. Engine position is very important because the intake and exhaust valves must be in the closed position.
Note: The crossheads pictured here on top of the valve stems [#5 & #6 Cyl] are located with the elongated contact surface towards the exhaust manifold. The Rocker arms are held down on aluminum cradles with one retaining bolt and torqued to 27 ft. lbs.
Cummins 24 Valve Turbo Diesel Valve Adjustment Specs.
With the Engine on #1 Compression Stroke.
*Adjust #1 #2 #4 Intake Valves to .010 inch.
*Adjust #1 #3 #5 Exhaust Valves to .020 inch.
*Rotate Engine One Full Turn. #1 Cylinder Valves will rock like #6 did previously positioning the engine on #6 Compression Stroke.
*Adjust #3 #5 #6 Intake Valves.
*Adjust #2 #4 #6 Exhaust Valves.
It's not hard to adjust valves on a Cummins 24 Valve Turbo Diesel once you get the hang of it. All you have to know is how to position the engine correctly, the valve settings and some basic tools. That's it for now on Cummins Engine Repair.
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