Tappet Valve Clearance Adjustment

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Tappet Valve Clearance Adjustment

TAPPET VALVE CLEARANCE is one of the most important on maintenance of 4 stroke Diesel Engine is Valve clearance adjustment. It should be taken periodically as clearance may change due to continuous running of 4 Stroke Diesel Engine.

TAKE A CORRECT TAPPET,  The position of Intake and Exhaust valves is very important.
The valves should be fully closed i.e the engine should be in Top Dead Center (TDC) Compression while taking the tappet.

3 ways to check to Find out The Piston on TDC Compression, as bellows :
The Cylinder Number in marking position (look at the flywheel).
The push rods of both the valves should be on free moving.
The Fuel cam on High fuel Oil Pump should be at its peak condition (Fuel Injected Position)

IT SHOULD BE NOTED,TAPPET TO BE TAKEN WHEN THE ENGINE IS ON COLD CONDITION ACCORDING TO SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.


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