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Old 08-30-2006, 09:09 PM   #1
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Default Valve Adjustment Possibly w/o Manual

I just brought a '97 Impreza OS home. It sounds as if one valve on the left bank needs adjusting (ticking cold much less when running temperature). Parts stores are closed so I cannot purchase a manual until morning. Would anyone be willing to provide the valve adjustment specs or point me to a thread I may have missed. I searched and found some forum confusion on the '97 2.2L having hydraulic lifters or no lifters. My engine is the latter.

Is there a descriptive thread or site that has the necessary specs listed?

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Old 09-04-2006, 04:40 AM   #2
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Intake 0.20mm and exhaust 0.25mm. Easy job, did not require gasket or grommet replacement.

Tried SeaFoam for the first time. Poured it slowly through the brake booster vacuum line until 1/2 can was digested by the warm engine. Shut it off for about a twenty minutes. Started it and took it for a ten mile trip. Smoked for the first couple of miles and now is quite smooth. Since the valve adjustment resulted in a quiet and smooth idle I am not certain if the SeaFoam actually did anything or is just a $9.00 snake oil.

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